Starbucks Barista Majorly Goofs on Helen Hunt's Name

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 24, 2016 6:44 AM CDT
Starbucks Barista Majorly Goofs on Helen Hunt's Name
In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, Helen Hunt arrives at the LA Premiere of "Ride" at The Arclight Hollywood Theater in Los Angeles. In a Twitter post on May 23, 2016, Hunt wrote that she was mistaken for fellow actress Jodie Foster at a Starbucks.   (Rich Fury)

Celebrities—they're just like us. Helen Hunt says Starbucks mangled the spelling of her name on her drink order, but the goof was a little more extreme than "Hellen." A confused barista mixed her up with fellow Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster—and didn't even manage to spell the wrong name correctly, reports the AP. Hunt says she asked a Starbucks barista if she wanted her name after giving her order. She tweets the barista "winked and said. 'We Gotcha'," ending the tweet #jodiefoster and a picture of a drink with "Jody" penned on it.

Later came this reply from @starbucks: "@HelenHunt Sorry about that! We hope the drink was still as good as it gets." This is far from the first time Hunt has been confused with Foster. In a 1994 appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, she discussed being mistaken for Foster by a cashier in a supermarket checkout line. She said crime boss John Gotti remarked on their similar looks, as well. (Check out more epic Starbucks fails here and here—or more celebrity lookalikes here.)

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