Hilary Swank says fans get mad at her for not being Jennifer Garner

Apparently two Oscars don’t matter if you didn’t star in Alias!

Hilary Swank recently admitted that she has a tendency to disappoint many fans simply by not being Jennifer Garner.

“People get angry at me because they think that I’m just trying not to sign an autograph for them or take a picture,” the Trust star, 43, said on Conan. “They’ll be like, ‘Oh God, I’m such a big fan. I loved you in Alias.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s not me.’ And they’re like, ‘Oh no, please, I know you’re busy with your family but please!’”

Swank noted that sometimes the begging from Garner’s fans gets so intense that she gives in.

“They actually said, ‘Don’t be a b**ch.’ And I didn’t want to give her a bad name , so I took a photo with them and maybe someone will say someday, ‘That’s not Jennifer Garner,’” she recalled.

And it’s not just Swank suffering from a case of mistaken identity.

“I told [Jennifer] and she said, ‘Oh my God, I get that all the time too!’ I said, ‘As Jennifer Garner?’” Swank quipped. “And she said, ‘No, as you!’”

Swank recently returned into the public eye after taking some time off from her career to help her ailing father. Her doppelganger, Garner, 45, is still co-parenting with her ex, Ben Affleck.

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1994 Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita As Mr. Miyagi And Hilary Swank As Julie Pierce In 'The Next Karate Kid.' (Photo By Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Hilary Swank (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 02: GROWING PAINS - 'There Must Be a Pony' - Season Seven - 11/2/91, Sasha (guest star Hilary Swank) and Ben (Jeremy Miller) joined Luke (Leonardo DiCaprio) on his first day of high school., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
Actor Chad Lowe and actress Hilary Swank attend the Eighth Annual American Comedy Awards on March 6, 1994 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
THE SLEEPWALKER KILLING -- Pictured: Hilary Swank as Lauren Schall -- (Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: Hilary Swank (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Gwyneth Paltrow & Hilary Swank during 6th Annual Women In Hollywood Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: Hilary Swank (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: Hilary Swank (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Actress Hilary Swank and actor Chad Lowe attend 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' Westwood Premiere on October 7, 1996 at Mann National Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: Hilary Swank (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: Hilary Swank (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Actress Hilary Swank and actor Chad Lowe attend the 'Kissing a Fool' Westwood Premiere on February 18, 1998 at Mann Plaza Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Hilary Swank attends the 37th Annual New York Film Festival - 'Boys Don't Cry' Screening on October 1, 1999 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Hilary Swank attends the 1999 Emery Awards and the Henrick-Martin Institute's 20th Anniversary Gala on November 29, 1999 at the Altman Building in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Hilary Swank (wearing Versace) at the 2002 New York Film Critics Circle's 68th Annual Awards Dinner at Noche in New York City. January 12, 2003. Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images.
Hilary Swank during Holiday Shopping Spree at Henri Bendel Benefits Hetrick Martin Institute at Henri Bendel in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - DECEMBER 15: (US TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Actress Hilary Swank answers questions from the audience during the Q & A following the Variety Screening Series - 'Million Dollar Baby' at the ArcLight Theater on December 15, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Hilary Swank during 2003 Whitney Museum of American Art Gala, Celebrating Ellsworth Kelly's 80th Birthday at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage)
Hilary Swank during 'Freedom Writers' Press Conference with Hilary Swank at The Regency Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
Hilary Swank and Harry Connick Jr. during Hilary Swank and Harry Connick Jr. on Set of P.S., I Love You - November 27, 2006 at Tribeca in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actress Hilary Swank with Emile Hirsch at the Los Angeles premiere after party of Focus Features' 'Milk' held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on November 13, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Hilary Swank appears on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 3962 -- Pictured: Actress Hilary Swank during an interview on January 6, 2011 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Hilary Swank attends the inaugural amfAR India event at the Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai on November 17, 2013 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 01: Ruben Torres and Hilary Swank attend DuJour Magazine's Jason Binn Celebrates Annual Art Basel Miami Beach Kick-Off Party presented by Blackberry PRIV & 50 Bleu at Delano Beach Club on December 1, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for DuJour)
US actress Hilary Swank arrives on the red carpet to attend the closing ceremony of the 39th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival in the Egyptian capital on November 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 17: Hilary Swank poses during day two of the Liberatum Mexico Festival 2018 at Monumento a la Revolucion on March 17, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 17: Hilary Swank poses during day two of the Liberatum Mexico Festival 2018 at Monumento a la Revolucion on March 17, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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