Samuel L. Jackson confused for Laurence Fishburne in TV interview

Samuel L. Jackson confused for Laurence Fishburne (CNN/KTLA)
Samuel L. Jackson confused for Laurence Fishburne (CNN/KTLA)

LOS ANGELES (CNN/KTLA) — An incredibly awkward moment on TV arises when a Los Angeles entertainment reporter interviewing actor Samuel L. Jackson gets him confused with Laurence Fishburne.

Reporter:  “Working for Marvel… the Super Bowl commercial… Did you get a lot of recognition over the Super Bowl commercial?”

Jackson:  “What Super Bowl commercial?”

Reporter:  “Oh!  You know what?  I didn’t… my mistake…”

Jackson:  “See — you know what?  You’re as crazy as the people on Twitter!  I am not Laurence Fishburne!”

Reporter:  “That’s my fault.  I know that.  That was my fault.  My mistake.”

Jackson:  “We don’t all look alike!  We may be all black and famous… but we don’t look alike!”

Reporter:  “I am guilty.”

Jackson:  “You are busted!”

The reporter went on to apologize:

“I pride myself on the fact that, unlike a lot of people who do this kind of work, more often than not I really do know what I’m talking about. But I didn’t 30 minutes ago, and I’m really embarrassed about it. And I very much apologize to Samuel L. Jackson and anyone else who was offended for what was a very amateur mistake.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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