British actor Simon Pegg was embarrassed to meet Gillian Anderson on the set of their new movie - because he once played a character who was obsessed with the X-FILES star.
The comedian first shot to fame in the U.K. by writing and starring in 1999 sitcom Spaced, playing a science-fiction fan who fantasises about Anderson.
The pair eventually met while working on new film How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, and Pegg admits he was devastated when the actress found out about his previous role.
He says, "I was trying to keep it quiet, but then a producer told her. I was mortified but she took it well and I've given her the DVDs to watch.