Max Kessler is not just a character from Adam Sandler‘s newest film The Do-Over. He’s a real person, who just happens to look exactly like Adam Sandler.
Last month, Kessler posted a split image of himself and the actor on Reddit with the caption, “The name of Adam Sandler’s character in his new movie, The Do-Over is Max Kessler. My name is Max Kessler. Oh yeah, and I look just like him.”
According to BuzzFeed, Sandler, 49, saw the post and responded with an image of himself holding a sign that read, “But can you do this, Max?” while he made a funny face.
The pair then went back and forth on Reddit until Sandler reportedly responded with an image holding another sign inviting Kessler, 23, to the premiere of the film.
“Ok! You can come party with the better Max Kessler at the Do-Over premiere on May 16! Rock ‘n Roll!” Sandler’s sign read.
Come Monday, the pair was on the red carpet together in Los Angeles.
“It’s a younger, sweeter, better version of me,” Sandler told Entertainment Tonight at the premiere. “He’s a good kid. He’s funny as hell and I was happy to meet him.”