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Will Poulter says he was approached by a fan at a urinal who insisted they saw him play Sid in Toy Story

Will Poulter says he was approached by a fan at a urinal who insisted they saw him play Sid in Toy Story

Sir, it's an animated movie?

Will Poulter has revealed how a man once mistook him for Sid from Toy Story.

The actor sat down with GQ to promote his latest flick, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, where he disclosed the truly bizarre encounter during a recent trip to Los Angeles.

And of all places, it occurred at a urinal - just the place where you want to be ‘recognised’.

“A guy at a urinal in LA last week turned to me and said, ‘You’re in Toy Story, right?’ And I was like, ‘Well, that was animated',” Poulter said.

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“I don’t want to be rude.

"I also appreciate there’s a meme going round of me — I dressed up as Sid from Toy Story for anti-bullying week.

"So arguably I haven’t helped my case.

"But [Toy Story came out in] 1995. I was two. And they weren’t doing it through live action.”

That's certainly one way to embrace the joke. Props Poulter!

The actor shared more odd fan encounters, in which people have told him he’s had a ‘glow up’ since starring in the 2013 comedy We’re the Millers.

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“The one that went viral in relation to me was a picture of me in We're The Millers next to a picture of me in Guardians.

"There's literally 10 years between those two pictures but people don't even realize it.

"Someone in the pub two days ago said, ‘Oh, you've had a glow up. Congrats'.

"It's a little bit hard to not accept that as, ‘You were ugly for the best part of your life, and now things are looking up a bit!’”

The 30 year old added that, more often than not, it comes across as a 'backhanded compliment'.

Ah, the joys of going through puberty on screen.

My condolences to the entire Harry Potter cast.

And while the actor has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, he remarked how mind-blogging it was when younger actors admitted they were fans of his.

“I saw an interview where Kit [Connor] was saying, 'Growing up I watched Will Poulter'," he told the outlet.

"Genuinely, that meant a lot to hear a younger actor say that about me. I never take it for granted if someone says they like my work."

You can catch Poulter in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in cinemas now.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Will Poulter. Pixar

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