Andie MacDowell Debunks The Wildest Rumour About Herself: 'Really, I Am?'

The claim was "so bizarre," the Maid actor has said.

Andie MacDowell is not the illegitimate child of silent film legend Charlie Chaplin.

Andie, the star of Netflix’s new hit Maid, put paid to the rumour, which was “the most insane thing” she’d ever heard about herself, on Friday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

She learned of her supposed estranged father from a Mexican newspaper article that was sent to her by a fan, she recalled.

Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
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“I was like, ‘Really, I am?’” she remembered, describing it as “so bizarre.”

Andie later met Chaplin’s daughter, the actor Geraldine Chaplin.

“I didn’t say anything to her but I did notice that she was looking at me, I don’t know if she had read the article,” she joked.

Watch the interview above.