strange things Fans may not admit it, but Heather Matarazzo really is, No Relating to the star Gaten Matarazzo.
princess diary The star took to TikTok to mock the multiple comparisons with the actor who played Dustin Henderson in the hit Netflix show and shared his last name.
Matarazzo, 39, posted a 20-second clip of herself after she saw the reaction of a male TikTok user who searched for 19-year-old Gaten to link the two actors with the caption: “Why no one talking about this doing?”
The TikTok user continued, “Dustin’s mother is Lily Moskovitz from The Princess Diaries?” Heather smiled and nodded her head to say “no” in response.
In her caption, Heather wrote, “I adore #gatenmatarazzo but he is not my son.”
Of course, some of the confusion stems from the fact that Gaten’s mother is also named Heather.
Heather posted a follow-up video, explaining that she had received several messages about her rumored relationship with the star.
“I just wanted to clarify something because I’ve been getting a lot of messages about this,” she said. She said, “I absolutely love Gaten Matarazzo, I think he’s brilliant, I think he’s amazing, but I can’t claim him as my son. Because he’s not.”
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She noted that she wouldn’t mind if Gaten also dispelled the rumor.
“Gaten, if you’d like to help confirm this, that would be greatly appreciated. I also wonder how inundated you are with messages too. So yes, love Gaten Matarazzo, but my baby No. I don’t have any kids—they’re all fur kids, my four-legged kids,” she said.
Meanwhile, Gaten is currently starring in his first performance in the Tony-winning Best Musical.dear evan hansen,
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This marks the long-awaited return to the stage for him. The actor — an advocate for cleidocranial dysplasia, a condition that affects the development of bones and teeth — made his Broadway debut at age 9. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, He appeared in Godspell for a one-night only performance in 2013 and was last seen in the 2014 revival as Gavroche. Les MiserablesA role he also played on the 25th anniversary of the North American tour.
“I’m so shocked,” he said live with kelly and ryan in May. “I got the news a while back, which is so mean because I’ve wanted to tell everyone all my life and I haven’t been able to. Now I can, and I’m so excited!”
“Words can never express how honored I am to be a part of this company,” he said in a statement. “This show has taught me a lot about myself and to be able to participate in any capacity on Broadway, makes me want to melt. I’m excited to be back on stage and forever grateful for the opportunity.”