Ed Westwick Gets Starstruck by David Beckham

December 29, 2008 By:
Ed Westwick Gets Starstruck by David Beckham

Stars--they're just like us. 'Gossip Girl' hottie Ed Westwick idolizes David Beckham so much, he still can't get himself to say hello to him.

Westwick admits he was a big fan of Beckham growing up and idolized him well into his teens, so when he runs into him at star studded events, he gets so starstruck he won't speak to him.

He tells U.K. magazine Reveal, "I was at this ball in New York that was so grand David Bowie was sitting at the next table and shook hands with George Clooney.

"Then I went to the toilet and there was David Beckham. I couldn't say anything, I just ran out. A friend tried to persuade me to say, 'Hello,' but I couldn't do it. It was ridiculous. But I had a Beckham shirt when I was a kid and he was the one I watched growing up."

He adds, "There have been a couple of times now that I've been in the same room as him, but I just can't go up to him. I can't do it."

Funny thing is there are thousands of girls who are so infatuated with Westwick (or his character Chuck) that they feel the same way about him. So if you're a big Westwick fan, next time you see him you can tell him you're a fan of his the way he is of David Beckham's. That should break the ice quickly.