He may play a famous actor in his role on "This Is Us," but in real life, Justin Hartley also has to deal with some unexpected encounters as a result of his fame.
Recently, however, one of those encounters crossed the line, he said.
Hartley, who stars as Kevin Pearson on the hit NBC show, told GoodHousekeeping.com that a fan sexually harassed him while he dined at a restaurant in Chicago.
According to the interview, Hartley was with a group of close friends when a fan approached him and started kissing him. Hartley told the publication he backed away and told the unnamed fan to do so as well.
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"I said, 'You do not walk up to people that you do not know and put your mouth on their face,'" he said in the interview. "'If I did that to you, I would be in prison. Please do not do that.'"
Hartley added he felt the woman should be "ashamed of herself."
After that, Hartley reportedly said the two "had a little breaking of bread" and the situation seemed to have calmed down before the fan returned to ask for a photo. When Hartley denied her request, he said she called him a "foul" name.
It remains unclear exactly when or where the incident took place.
Hartley was in Chicago last month along with his co-star and TV dad Milo Ventimiglia, for C2E2 at McCormick Place.
A rep for both restaurants told the Chicago Tribune the incident didn’t happen at either location, however.
A representative for Hartley could not immediately be reached for comment.