Throughout his Faux Docs, Actual Buddies podcast, the previous ‘Scrubs’ star recounts the incident going down on the Les Miserables premiere in 2012 as he admits his semblance to Raffaello Follieri.
The actor was strolling as much as the Oscar winner to say hiya on the “Les Miserables” launch in 2012 when her father noticed him coming and braced for a beating.
“I know Anne Hathaway as an acquaintance and I’m walking towards her to say congratulations,” Zach mentioned on his Faux Docs, Actual Buddies 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 traders out of tens of millions, and sentenced to 4 and a half years in jail.
“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 mentioned, revealing Eddie Murphy first identified the resemblance the actor shared with Follieri in a espresso store 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.