MacDowell, the star of Netflix’s new hit “Maid,” put paid to the rumor, which was “the most insane thing” she’d ever heard about herself, on Friday’s episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
MacDowell learned of her supposed estranged father from a Mexican newspaper article that was sent to her by a fan, she recalled.
“I was like, ‘Really, I am?’” she remembered, describing it as “so bizarre.”
MacDowell 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 here:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.