Will Poulter Keeps Getting Confused for Sid on ‘Toy Story’
Even after acclaimed performances in Dopesick, Midsommar and now Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, some people still can’t see Will Poulter as anything beyond the typecast of an animated toy torturer.
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Given Poulter’s head shape and decidedly devilish eyebrows, he’s been getting comparisons to Sid Phillips, the creatively destructive antagonist of Toy Story, ever since he first hit the mainstream in Jason Sudeikis’ 2013 roadtrip crime comedy We’re the Millers. For his part, Poulter has leaned into the look-a-like, such as when he dressed as his animated doppelganger for Halloween in 2017 in order to draw attention to an anti-bullying campaign for which he is an ambassador.
On the latest episode of Barstool Sports’ Lights, Camera, Barstool podcast, Poulter answered the question of “What’s the weirdest fan interaction you’ve had so far?” with the story of how a fully adult man approached him at a urinal to unironically tell Poulter that he loved his work in an animated film that came out when he was two years old. Someone needs to inform these Disney adults that Pixar films aren’t real and those animated characters don't exist outside of a screen — they’ll sleep better knowing that a furry blue John Goodman will never hide in their closets.