AceShowbiz - Channing Tatum relates to fans getting starstruck because he still experiences it himself when meeting fellow celebrities. In a new interview, the "Magic Mike" actor admitted that he was "freaking out" when meeting Matt Damon.
When sharing his story with PEOPLE, the 42-year-old said the starstruck moment occurred while he was filming the 2011 Steven Soderbergh film "Haywire". He recalled, "We're in Albuquerque, and we've shot for the day. We're all just hanging out at the hotel bar and Matt Damon comes by to hang out with Soderbergh. I'm just beside myself."
"I'm such a fan, and still am. I sat down next to him, and I was like, 'Hey, man. Where are you from?' - and I was like 'I just asked Matt Damon where he's from,' " he continued. "Everyone on the planet knows where Matt Damon is from, and he obviously knows that I know where Matt Damon is from, and I almost didn't recover."
Channing went on to detail, "I don't think I said anything for the next maybe two hours or so, and I still think about it today. Every once in a while, I'll just have a cold sweat and feel like, I can't believe." He added, "He knew I was freaking out and just didn't even acknowledge it. Because he's such a personable guy."
"The Lost City" star claimed Matt "just took care of me in that moment and answered me. It was like nothing ever happened." The ex-husband of Jenna Dewan then recounted, "He was just like, 'Oh, I'm from Boston. Where are you from?' and I was like, 'I'm from Florida.' In my head I just kept screaming: 'I'm sorry. I'm sorry!' "
"I don't know if he remembers it at all," Channing further explained. "I don't know if he ever even remembers meeting me, but we're friendly now, and I can kind of, sort of keep it together today."