Actor Pablo Schreiber, known for playing George “Pornstache” Mendez on the Netflix series Orange is the New Black and Nick Sobotka on HBO’s The Wire, lied about his age when he was a 12-year-old at summer camp to try and impress a girl.
It almost worked too, as he recalled in a recent story in the New York Post.
“I told this girl who I was interested in that I was actually 16,” he told The Post. “I think she was buying my story and it was leading up to the place where I was maybe going to get to take her into the forest and have a little kiss or make out or something.”
Pablo’s 14-year-old sister blew his cover, revealing his true age at the end of summer dance.
“It broke my heart,” he told The Post. “From that point on, there were no secrets.”
The story doesn’t reveal the name of the camp, but Schreiber was born in British Columbia and moved to Seattle with his father after his parents split up.
In addition to his film (he stars in the new film After) and television work, Schreiber was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Awake and Sing! on Broadway.