Woody Harrelson’s antics go viral at Wimbledon final

2019-07-15 15:43
Woody Harrelson. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Woody Harrelson’s antics stole the show at the men’s Wimbledon doubles final on Saturday between Colombians Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah and Frenchmen Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Nicolas Mahut.

The 57-year-old actor’s range of emotions during the epic match had the internet obsessed – including his wide-eyed awe which had cameras repeatedly focusing on him as he kept licking his lips in an exaggerated fashion, New York Post reports.

"I don’t watch tennis. I watch Woody Harrelson watching tennis," tweeted @trevorstweetss, summing up the internet’s sudden obsession with the star after his “performance” on Saturday.

Game commenters even kept tabs on his trips to the bar, Washington Post reports.

"Funniest part of this match is announcers keeping track of how many glasses of wine Woody Harrelson has had (keep showing him in the stands every time he gets a drink)," another person tweeted along with a photo of a laughing Woody.

Woody first popped up on the game’s radar when he was refused re-entry during play, looking clearly upset as he sipped on his drink. But the cameras kept coming back to him once he’d eventually returned to his seat.

"A stirring tale of loss, endurance and triumph at #Wimbledon in three acts, starring @WoodyHarrelson," former Canadian professional ice hockey player Chris Joseph joked on Twitter, posting screenshots of the star’s varying emotions.

As memes of him became viral, many suggested it was some of the actor’s most attention-grabbing work in years.

"Wow, I can’t believe Woody Harrelson managed to outperform his role as Detective Marty Hart [his True Detective character]. Wow," a user commented.

Sources: New York Post, Washington Post

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