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07/09/2013 05:29 am ET Updated Jul 09, 2013

Michael Cera Talks About Getting Mistaken For Jesse Eisenberg On 'Late Show' (VIDEO)

Michael Cera is a pretty big star these days, but that doesn't stop David Letterman from worrying about him. During Cera's appearance on "Late Show," the host said that he worried because he sees Cera as a helpless little kid. But the youthful-looking actor is 25 years old now and insists Letterman doesn't need to worry.

The "Arrested Development" star talked about encounters on the streets where he gets recognized. One day, he said, "A guy yelled at me, ‘Michael Cera sucks!’ And, you know, I was walking and I thought, geez that’s me.” Another time a man told him, "Oh Michael Cera! I love you ... sometimes."

"That’s a man who’s truly honest," Cera said.

Sometimes, though, when he gets recognized, he's not actually getting recognized at all. Cera told The New York Times that he's often mistaken for someone else. "People will tell me they loved me in ‘The Social Network,’ and I will tell them I’m not Jesse [Eisenberg]," he said. "I was in a convenience store one time buying something, and the guy just ahead of me was paying for something and he looked at me and he goes, ‘Jesse Eisenberg?’ I went, ‘No.’ Then he goes, ‘Michael Cera?’ I was pretty impressed he got it on the second try.”

Even his fellow "Late Show" guest, Martha Stewart, didn't get his name right. When she tweeted about the experience, she called him "Michael Vera," though that was likely a simple typo.

Fans who know who he is can check out Michael Cera in his new movie, “Crystal Fairy,” out in limited release, Friday. "Late Show with David Letterman" airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.

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