Calista Flockhart recalls feeling 'starstruck' by Martin Short

Calista Flockhart has recalled feeling startstruck credit:Bang Showbiz
Calista Flockhart has recalled feeling startstruck credit:Bang Showbiz

Calista Flockhart was a "hot mess" when she met Martin Short for the first time.

The 59-year-old actress has confessed to feeling "completely starstruck" when she first met the 73-year-old actor.

Speaking to PEOPLE, Calista - who is married to Hollywood icon Harrison Ford - shared: "I had an opportunity to spend a little time with Martin and a few other friends. And I was completely starstruck.

"He is wonderful and talented, and I've adored him just from afar."

Calista actually likened their first encounter to an "out-of-body" experience.

The actress added: "I'm stammering. I say stupid jokes. I'm like an idiot. And then I go home and ruminate for three days. I'm sort of shy to begin with. So inside I was a hot mess. I'm sure that he went home and said, 'Oh my Lord.'"

Meanwhile, Calista recently revealed that she "would be game" to shoot an 'Ally McBeal' reboot.

The actress previously played the title character on the TV legal drama for five seasons, and Calista confessed that she's open to reprising the role.

She told 'Entertainment Tonight': "I think there are some people talking about a reboot, but I don't know much about it."

Calista starred on the hit TV show alongside the likes of Portia de Rossi and Lucy Liu, and Calista revealed that she would jump at the opportunity to reunite with her former castmates.

Asked whether she's keen on the idea of a reboot, Calista replied: "Sure - I'm always game."

Prior to that, Calista admitted that she loved Ally McBeal's "oddball" personality.

The actress told The Hollywood Reporter: "I had a great appreciation for Ally’s character and the uniqueness of the writing, the hallucinations and the voiceover and all that wonderful stuff that I’d never seen before.

"One of the things I thought was so special about Ally was that she was not an ingenue; she was idiosyncratic, eccentric, intelligent, a work in progress. And she was opinionated, whether she was right or wrong. She was an oddball just like everybody else."