Apparently, People Mix Up Ryan Reynolds and Ben Affleck

And … Ryan Gosling?

It's not always easy to tell whether or not perennial joker Ryan Reynolds is telling the truth or simply trolling fans and critics alike, but during an appearance on the Dear Hank and John podcast, the actor said that he's been getting mistaken for fellow thespian Ben Affleck, even though I'm not seeing it and Deadpool is nothing like the Bostonian's dour take on Batman.

One of Reynolds's go-to slice shops in NYC thinks he's Affleck, Reynolds explained, even going as far as to ask how his girlfriend is. You know, Jennifer Lopez. Reynolds doesn't have the heart to correct the pizza-slingers, however, so he's happy to keep them blissfully ignorant.

"There's a pizza place in the East Village in New York that I've been going to for years," he said on the show. "They believe I'm Ben Affleck and I've never corrected them. I feel it would not go over well if I revealed."

"I do everything normal like everybody else," Reynolds continued. "They just think I'm Ben Affleck and they'll ask how J.Lo is and I'm like, 'Great, good.' I get the pizza and off I go."

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Affleck isn't the only actor that Reynolds is getting mistaken for. He also told the hosts John and Hank Green that people sometimes misidentify him as Ryan Gosling. Again, we're going to just go with it because it seems like a stretch. They're ... both named Ryan?

"Years ago, I used to play fast and a little loose more on Twitter. These days, I'm a little bit more reserved," he said. "I said, 'Well the difference is easy to spot. Ryan Gosling has blond hair and Ryan Reynolds is a [expletive]."

And as for possibly taking the role of hunky male lead Noah in 2004's classic The Notebook, Reynolds insists that Gosling was the right guy.

"That would have failed horrendously," he joked of the idea that he could have been Noah. "It would have been worse. I promise you. It would have been unwatchable."

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