The Knocked Up star teamed up with the British Oscar winner in the new film version of Noel Coward’s play Blithe Spirit and really lost the plot when she got really close to the great lady.
“I was scared,” Leslie told America’s Live with Kelly and Ryan. “It’s Judi Dench and she’s like one of my heroes. When we first worked together, I didn’t get a chance to really talk to her much, but they just laid us on a bed together because I’m a ghost that haunts her while she tries to sleep …
“I was sweating and nervous and couldn’t remember my lines. It took me about two hours to calm down and film the scene with her. “
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Worse still, she had no idea how to address the lady.
“I didn’t know what to call her,” she added. “It didn’t feel right to call her Dame Judi or Mrs. Dench. I didn’t know how to relate to them. “