There aren’t many playwrights working today that the public would recognise. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is one of them. Martin McDonagh? Not so much…
The pair of them were on a flight together when a stranger who recognised PWB popped over to say how much they loved her and her work, before clocking McDonagh and saying “Oh, wait. You’re famous too, aren’t you?”
McDonagh told them that he sort of was, before the stranger started gushing over him too, saying “I can’t believe it’s you! Are you two a couple? Oh my god!”
It quickly became clear that the stranger had mistaken him for someone else but, to his credit, McDonagh played along rather than correct them – and ended things by telling them “I’m glad you like my music so much.”
Turns out they thought he was Sting.