Tweet: "Guy at the coffee shop told me how much he liked me on 'Lost'. I thanked him and told him how much I enjoy his tea." Actor Kal Penn often gets mistaken for Anglo-Asian actor Naveen Andrews.
Fact: Actor Kal Penn is currently studying for a graduate degree in international security. The clever American-Asian has recently completed a two-year stint in Washington, D.C. as one of President Barack Obama's top liaison officers.
Fact: Actor-turned-White House aide Kal Penn was the brains behind President Barack Obama's appearance at the Oscars - the leader featured, via video message, in a segment about the best movie song.
Fact: Comedy sequel HAROLD + KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY has been selected to open the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas in March (08). The film follows the fortunes of stoner characters, played by Kal Penn and John Cho, after they are suspected of being terrorists. The duo's last movie, HAROLD + KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE, was a cult hit in 2004.