Judi Dench - Dame Judi Dench Was Starstruck Over Clint Eastwood
Veteran British actress Dame Judi Dench was so in awe of Clint Eastwood he took her "breath away" on the set of J. Edgar.
The Shakespeare In Love star received a personal phone call from the screen legend to ask her to star in the biopic, which he directed.
Dench was so stunned she thought the call was a prank, and admits she was left starstruck again when she finally came face-to-face with the Hollywood legend.
She tells Total Film magazine, "He rang me up at home. I thought it was my friend Brendan O'Hea. He said, 'Judi. It's Clint Eastwood.' I said, 'Oh... Come on, Brendan!'
"I went out to set and I'd still not met him. I got ready and sat down. Suddenly I felt a hand on my shoulder. My heart dropped out. There he was. He took my breath away and I was very shy. He's enormously tall, very slim and has fantastic blue eyes."