Ron Perlman turned into a “flailing ball of inarticulate pus” around Marlon Brando and Sir Sean Connery due to nerves.
The 70-year-old actor still gets “excited” when he has the opportunity to work with screen legends, and though he hopes his enthusiasm never fades, it’s also caused him to get tongue tied.
He said: “I still get excited. I hope to never stop being the fanboy.
“I still have a pretty long list of guys that if I was in their presence, I would become a flailing ball of inarticulate pus…”
Asked who would be on his list, he told Total Film magazine: “[Sir Antony] Hopkins. I mean, he’s the one I know I would not be able to put a sentence together if I was in his presence, because I was just so awed by his work and I know that, because I have had the opportunity to work with a couple of guys who I revere to that level and I was a flailing ball of inarticulate pus!
“Marlon Brando, Sean Connery … some of the guys I’ve had the good fortune to be…