There's an actress I keep seeing in everything. I'm not that big of fan of hers, but I'm impressed at the way she keeps popping up in the shows that I watch.
I first noticed her in an HBO series that only I liked called Unscripted.
After that was cancelled, she got cast as Louis CK's wife in his sitcom on HBO. She had a familiar voice, and it turns out she was also the voice of a character on King of the Hill.
Then she did a guest stint on Entourage. She played studio exec Dana Gordon, who used to sleep with Ari (and later did again) and helped Vince get on the ill fated film, Smoke Jumpers. At this point I figured that HBO just loved her because she was in every one of their series.
When Louis CK got his show on FX, he cast her in that as well. I guess he didn't blame her for how bad the HBO show was.
Now I'm seeing her on Californication on Showtime. I haven't watched that show from the beginning, but I think she's been on it pretty much the whole time.
She's at that level where you recognize her immediately, but she's not famous enough to where I know her name. And obviously, she's got that look where networks love to slot her into the "'30's, whip smart, a little edgy, kinda cute" role.
Well, today I read that she got cast in another pilot. Only, something was off about the story. It was her name. Constance Zimmer. I thought her name was Pamela something. I always see it pop up on the Louis credits, and was pretty sure it wasn't Constance Zimmer.
So I went over to IMDB, and lo and behold, this actress that I've been seeing on all these shows...is actually 2 different actresses!
One is Constance Zimmer, and the other is Pamela Adlon, and they may as well be the same person because I literally cannot tell them apart.
But not only do they look alike, they both frequently work for HBO. Pamela was on Unscripted and Lucky Louie, Constance was on Entourage.
Oh, and another thing - they were both on Boston Legal for multiple episodes!!!
Maybe some of you are Boston Legal fans, did you know about this? Could you tell them apart? Did you think that they just had the same actress play 2 different roles?
Even creating this post, copying and pasting these pictures, I got confused. Did anyone see that 60 Minutes about people who are face blind? Looking at these two ladies, I know exactly what being face blind feels like. I have no idea what I'm looking at when I stare at them long enough.
I wonder if anyone has cast one thinking they were getting the other. That probably has happened, but no one ever caught their mistake because they didn't realize that they are two different people.