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Black-ish star Anthony Anderson missed the chance to meet his idol, and still isn't over it

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Black-ish’s Anthony Anderson had the chance to chat his idol, James Earl Jones, while promoting 2000’s Me, Myself & Irene. But he was a little too nervous, pretending to be completely engrossed in his copy of The New York Times to say “hello.” Unfortunately for Anderson, that same newspaper was flipped upside down… (awkward).

For EW’s Greatest Story Ever Told video series, Anderson recalls being so star-struck, he missed the opportunity to meet the man he credits as one of the reasons he became an actor in the first place. 

Black-ish is back this Fall, premiering Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC. The rest of ABC’s premiere dates are available here.

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