Even celebrities have celebrity crushes! In a new interview for his new film Serenity, Matthew McConaughey confessed that his first celebrity crush is one of his costars in the film: Diane Lane. The actor opened up about getting to work with one of his favorite actors at the film’s premiere on Wednesday, where Lane also reflected on what it was like to work with McConaughey.
“I had a crush on her since a film she was in — Lonesome Dove,” McConaughey told Entertainment Tonight during the New York City Serenity premiere. He continued, “That may have been almost preteens for me, so [now] I get to work with her. She looks about the same as she did back then. And she’s one of our great actor-actresses that we have in show business, in the business of storytelling. It was a privilege I got to work with her.”
Also at the premiere, Lane told ET that she felt similarly: “I had a blast working with Matthew, and it’s about time that we got to work together after all these years, so I’m so happy.” In regards to his comments on her youthful good looks, she said, “I’m dying. I don’t know what to say about that. I mean, I want to live up to that.”
McConaughey reportedly told ET that he confessed his crush on Lane during the pair’s first day on the Serenity set. Lane admitted, “I think I blocked it out. I don’t think he lied. I think he did say that to me day one, and I just had, like, white out. I couldn’t cope. I said, ‘I’m gonna stay in character. Thank you for the compliment. I am dying. Love you too, babe.’”
Staying in character was paramount for the pair, since they reportedly had to film their romance scenes first. “Of course you must start with the love scenes,” Lane joked. “I mean, that’s what the cinema gods do. ‘Hello, nice to meet you finally. Let’s get to it!'”
From these comments, it seems like McConaughey and Lane had a great time working together, although the subject matter of Serenity is pretty intense. We can’t wait to see how they hit it off onscreen when Serenity hits theaters Friday, Jan. 25.