Starbucks apologises to Helen Hunt for Jodie Foster mix up

A barista mistook Hunt for fellow actress Jodie Foster

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Helen Hunt arrives at the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2007 | Image: Reed Saxon / AP/Press Association Images

US coffee giant Starbucks has apologised to actress Helen Hunt for mistaking her for fellow actress Jodie Foster.

Yesterday, Hunt tweeted a picture of a drink she ordered from them, saying she asked the barista if she wanted her name.

Hunt says the worker then winked at her and said: "We gotcha" - before writing 'Jody' on the takeaway cup.

She then finished the tweet with the hashtag #JodieFoster, suggesting the barista believed she was Jodie Foster.

But now the coffee chain has apologised to the 52-year-old actress, tweeting: "Sorry about that! We hope the drink was still as good as it gets".

This is a reference to her role in 'As Good as It Gets', opposite Jack Nicholson, for which she won the Best Actress Academy Award.