It was all a huge misunderstanding. 

By Kimberly Truong
Updated Apr 08, 2020 @ 1:45 pm
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Zach Braff is recalling the time he almost got into a fight with... Anne Hathaway's dad?

The actor has started a podcast with former Scrubs co-star Donald Faison called Fake Doctors, Real Friends, on which he recently recounted his near brush-up with Hathaway's father at the premiere of Les Misérables in 2012.

"I know Anne Hathaway as an acquaintance. I’m walking towards her to say congratulations," he said. "Her father stands ups and gives me this look like, 'I’m going to kill this motherf—er. He’s got the balls to crash my daughter’s premiere? I’m going to strangle him!'"

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Thankfully, it was all a misunderstanding — Hathaway's dad thought Braff was the actress' ex-boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri.

"I got within 10 feet of [Hathaway’s father] and his face just f—ing broke, sighed with a breath of relief realizing it was me and not the ex-boyfriend," Braff said.

Hathaway and Folleiri dated from 2004 until 2008, and split up before he was charged for defrauding investors out of millions, and was sentenced to four and a half years in prison.

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Braff added that it's not the only time he's been mistaken for Folleiri, recalling a time he bumped into Arsenio Hall at a coffee shop.

"I see Arsenio Hall, and he’s looking right at me," he said. "I'd never met Arsenio Hall. But I was geeking out because I love Arsenio Hall. He brought me over to the end of the counter where they delivered the coffees. And there, you can hear the music, is Eddie Murphy standing there.”

"Anybody ever tell you you look like Anne Hathaway’s boyfriend that went to jail?" he recalled Murphy asking. "Yeah, ’cause I was watching the news and I was like, ‘That looks like the dude from Scrubs!'"