As one of the UK’s most esteemed actors, it is surprising that Michael Caine has been left starstruck after meeting not only one, but two celebrities throughout his illustrious career.
In a new interview, Michael, 81, admits he was rendered completely speechless when he met his favorite TV actress — Calista Flockhart!
“With Calista, I was a big fan of her TV show ‘Ally MCBeal.’ We were at the Golden Globe awards in Los Angeles and she suddenly waved. I looked behind my chair, wondering if it was for somebody else. So there’s me acting like Joe Soap because I always feel like such an idiot if I wave back and it’s not me they are waving at. I came over all shy. I swear I even blushed,” he sweetly recounted of meeting Mrs. Harrison Ford, 49.
Michael says he was also starstruck when he met iconic singer Frank Sinatra in the 1970s.
“With Sinatra, we were traveling in a private jet across America in the 1970s after the success of ‘Get Carter.’ I [suddenly] realized who I was with and shut up. He asked me what was wrong. I said, ‘It is unbelievable for me to be sitting here with you,’ and he said, ‘When I first came to Hollywood in 1938 I found myself with my hero Ronald Colman and just lost my voice altogether,” Michael told the U.K.’s Daily Express, of his encounter with the crooner.