Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has a good sense of humor. The teenager recently took to Twitter and changed her name to “Sharon” after actress Amanda Henderson incorrectly guessed her name during a quiz.
According to an article by the Daily Mail, actress Amanda Henderson recently appeared on Celebrity Mastermind— a British television quiz show which is aired on BBC. During the episode, she was asked to identify the author of the book, No One is Too Small to Make a Difference, which is written by Greta. Host John Humphries even gave a big hint by mentioning that the author is a Swedish climate change activist.
In response, the actress surprised everyone by wrongly guessing Greta’s name and calling her “Sharon.” Since Greta is a world-famous figure who has been making headlines ever since she embarked on her climate-change activism journey, viewers couldn’t help but laugh at Henderson’s mistake.
Humphries later corrected her and revealed that the 2019 book, which is a collection of speeches, was authored by Greta Thunberg.
Per the article, Henderson — who is famous for playing nurse Robyn Miller in the British medical drama series Casualty — appeared on the quiz show alongside actor Paul Chuckle, comedian Geoff Norcott, and TV chef Levi Roots.
After the show, which was aired on BBC on January 2, Henderson’s clip went viral and sent the internet into hysterics. Both celebrities and social media users shared the clip to make fun of the actor. As a result, the incident received coverage from all the major news outlets in the United Kingdom and around the world.
Seeing everyone’s reaction to Henderson’s mistake, Greta — who has been named Time’s “Person of the Year” for 2019 — showed her humorous side to the world by changing her Twitter name to Sharon.
Appreciating the teen activist’s sense of humor, English novelist and journalist Matt Haig took to his Twitter and shared a screenshot of Greta’s page on the social media platform showing her new name.
Greta wins the internet. pic.twitter.com/cqloH8qFpl
— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) January 3, 2020
Henderson is quite active on Twitter and before the airing of Celebrity Mastermind, she took to her account to remind her followers to watch it. Later, however, she decided not to post anything about the embarrassing moment.
Even though the 33-year-old actress did not seem to know much about Greta Thunberg, she seemed to have done some preparation before appearing on the show. According to a piece by the British news outlet Metro, Henderson was asked nine questions about Disney films, including The Lion King, Mulan and Hercules, out of which she managed to answer eight of them correctly.