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Annette Bening Knows She Looks Like Elizabeth Warren, Thank You Very Much

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“She is … the mother I never had. She is … the sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves.” Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for FIJI Water

More than once, the internet has pointed out that Annette Bening has a twin in the presidential candidate and Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren. They have the same round face, the same bright eyes, the same side part, and even sometimes the same glasses. When Vulture caught Bening at a special New York screening of Captain Marvel, hosted by the Cinema Society with Synchrony Bank and Fiji Water, we asked: Has anyone ever confused her with the politician? Has she noticed the resemblance herself?

“Yes!” Bening said. “Especially when my hair was very short and blonde, kind of like hers, I really thought that. I did get into a cab once and the cab driver asked me if I was her. I said no, but we ended up having a chat. I mistakenly left a script in the cab, [and the driver] ended up seeing an address on the script and returning it to me. We had a nice chat about it. But people have asked me that, and I think so!” Coming soon: an iconic biopic that can give Annette Bening the Oscar she’s deserved for over a decade.

Annette Bening Knows She Looks Like Elizabeth Warren, Thanks