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Robin Williams: 'People often mistake me for Bono'

'Happy Two Feet' actor reveals how drunken fans often confuse the star with the U2 frontman

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Robin Williams claims fans often mistake him for U2 frontman Bono.

The Happy Feet Two star said he has had a few experiences when drunken followers have mistook him for the frontman of the Irish four-piece.

He told BANG Showbiz:
I had a guy come up to me in Paris saying, 'Are you Bono?' Then he said, 'Oh no, you're not, you're Robert Windsor'.

Williams added: "I only really get mistaken for Bono by people who are really hammered. They have to be completely shitfaced to think I'm Bono. I suppose when I put on the glasses I look a bit like him."

The actor also quipped that he'd like to play along with the joke a bit more but he can't master the Irish accent.

He added: "The Irish accent is one I just can't seem to get. I always start doing it and then it just fucking fades. It always ends up going into Scottish."

'Happy Feet Two' is released on December 2 in the UK.

Bono, meanwhile was recently criticised by former Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark director Julie Taymor for his role in axing her from the musical.

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