During his Fake Doctors, Real Friends podcast, the former ‘Scrubs’ star recounts the incident taking place at the Les Miserables premiere in 2012 as he admits his semblance to Raffaello Follieri.
- Apr 9, 2020
The actor was walking up to the Oscar winner to say hello at the “Les Miserables” launch in 2012 when her father saw him coming and braced for a beating.
“I know Anne Hathaway as an acquaintance and I’m walking towards her to say congratulations,” Zach said on his Fake Doctors, Real Friends podcast. “Her father stands up and gives me this look like, ‘I’m going to kill this motherf**ker. He’s got the balls to crash my daughter’s premiere? I’m going to strangle him!'”
Braff revealed Anne’s dad thought he was the actress’ cad ex-boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri, who was charged with defrauding investors out of millions, and sentenced to four and a half years in prison.
“I got within 10 feet of him and his face just f**ing broke, sighed with a breath of relief realising it was me and not the ex-boyfriend,” Braff said, revealing Eddie Murphy first pointed out the resemblance the actor shared with Follieri in a coffee shop encounter.
“(Eddie said), ‘Anybody ever tell you you look like Anne Hathaway’s boyfriend that went to jail, ’cause I was watching the news and I was like, ‘That looks like the dude from Scrubs!'” Braff recalled.