Ethan Hawke geeks out over meeting Bruce Springsteen

Ethan Hawke
Actor Ethan Hawke visits at SiriusXM Studio on March 25, 2016 in New York City.

Even stars get starstruck.

Oscar-nominated actor Ethan Hawke relived the moment he met his musical idol Bruce Springsteen in a New York bar during Wednesday’s episode of My Favorite Song with John Benjamin Hickey.

“I’m sitting there and I see these two very powerful hands put themselves on my shoulders from behind me, and somebody leans in to whisper in my ear and says, ‘Hey, man, I saw that picture you did with the French girl, those two movies, you know, Sunrise and Sunset. I loved those movies, man,’” he said. “Patted me on the back. And that voice sounded familiar, and I turned and I watched Bruce Springsteen walk away, and I couldn’t believe it. And I wish the story ended there.”

But Hawke, 45, is “just the biggest geek” and “turned into a 14-year-old,” deciding to approach the Boss’s table later in the night.

Hear about the embarrassing encounter in the clip below:

Listen to Hawke’s episode on demand now. My Favorite Song with John Benjamin Hickey airs on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy (Ch. 102).