Allison Williams has quite the problem. Granted, it's a celebrity problem, but nonetheless still a problem. Those red carpet photographers can't seem to tell her brother, SportsNet New York anchor Douglas Williams, and her husband, Ricky Van Veen, apart. Despite what these confused photographers may believe, they are two different people. Allison Williams did not in fact marry her brother. (File that under phrases we never thought we'd have to say...)
The Girls star stopped by NBC's Late Night on Thursday to promote her latest flick, Get Out, when the subject of her apparently interchangeable bro and hubs came up. "This happens 100 percent of the time," Williams told Seth Myers, according to E! News.
The latest mix-up occurred when Williams took the red carpet at the premiere for the final season of her HBO hit with her father, journalist Brian Williams, and her brother in tow. But of course, her brother was later misidentified in captions as Ricky Van Veen by photo agencies. "Directly before this photo was taken, we all said in unison, 'This is Doug Williams, not Ricky Van Veen. This is my brother, not my husband,'" explained Williams. "The photographers all said, 'That's not our job.'"
Hence, the continuous confusion...
"I do want to back them up," Myers noted of the photographers, poking fun at the uncanny resemblance between Williams' hubby and brother. "Because it's not like it's crazy," Seth said. "It's the same face!" he later joked, pulling up photos of the pair.
"This is really a problem," said Williams. "That could go really bad really quickly." Uh, yeah.
"But Ricky loves it because he gets credit for doing [public appearances]. He hates carpets, so he loves that he gets credit, because he is 'walking the red carpet'—just in my brother's body." Well, that's certainly one way to look at it!
"It's nice," Williams added. "We keep it in the family."