Sandra Bullock's THE BLIND SIDE co-star Quinton Aaron was thrilled to land a movie role opposite his Hollywood crush - until he found out she is married.
The 25 year old stars alongside the Speed actress in the Oscar-nominated movie, which tells the true story of a college football star and his adoptive parents.
Aaron admits he has been "in love" with Bullock for many years and only recently discovered she has been wed to motorcycle builder Jesse James, since 2005 - but he's still full of praise for his onscreen mother.
He tells People.com, "I've been a fan of hers for years - I was in love with her for years! So I found out she was married and I was like, 'Okay, I'll settle for friendship.' She's just awesome. She's the most caring, loving individual that I know. She's one of the most beautiful women inside and out that anybody can have the pleasure of knowing, meeting and working with, and I felt so honoured to be in that position. She'll love and care for anybody and respect anybody, and I love her for that. She's just real."