Florence Pugh and Rebecca Ferguson were starstruck by this Dune: Part Two castmate

Even film stars get nervous around famous faces, as two of the Dune sequel's cast can confirm.

Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan in Dune: Part Two. (Warner Bros./Legendary)
Florence Pugh plays Princess Irulan in Dune: Part Two. (Warner Bros./Legendary)

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Florence Pugh and Rebecca Ferguson might be huge Hollywood stars, but even they felt intimidated meeting one of their famous Dune: Part Two castmates.

The sci-fi sequel's co-stars joined Wednesday's episode of The One Show to open up on what it was like working with Christopher Walken, who they had been lifelong fans of.

Pugh plays Walken's character's daughter in the film and admitted it was a surreal experience as she had looked up to him since childhood.

What, how, and why?

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Actor Christopher Walken attends 8th Champs Elysees Film Festival : Day Five on June 22, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage)
The stars found working with Christopher Walken surreal. (Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage)

Even film stars get starstruck when confronted with a famous face, as Dune: Part Two actors Florence Pugh and Rebecca Ferguson revealed on Wednesday's The One Show.

Pugh might have been Oscar-nominated for her role in Little Women, but playing Princess Irulan, the daughter of Christopher Walken's Emperor Shaddam IV in Dune: Part Two was a pinch-me moment for the star.

She told hosts Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas: "I think, first of all, it's a privilege just to be on that film set anyway, the sheer amount of talent of the cast and crew, it makes you want to do your best every single day regardless.

Dune: Part Two features a star-studded cast. (Warner Bros./Legendary)
Dune: Part Two features a star-studded cast. (Warner Bros./Legendary)

"And then of course I get to work with this legend who I've looked up to since I was tiny. I think you're just in that really special situation where you just absorb everything you can every single day."

Ferguson, who plays Lady Jessica, asked her of working with Walken: "Were you scared of approaching him? Because I was terrified. I just sat on my throne, and every time I felt him look..."

Pugh replied: "No, I wasn't, and also all of my scenes were with him, so I had to break that fear pretty quickly."

What else has been happening on The One Show?

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: Jack Davenport attends the
Jack Davenport talked about working with Matt Damon. (WireImage)

Pugh and Ferguson aren't the only film stars to have told The One Show about feeling nervous around their well-known co-stars.

Last week, Jack Davenport spoke about working with Matt Damon on The Talented Mr Ripley as his first major film, which also starred Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

He said: "We filmed all over Italy, and that's St Mark's Square in Venice, which is one of the most famous places in the world really. And we would rehearse in the early morning and then we would leave and by the time we got back...

"What you can't see there is there's like 4,000 people roped off around the edge. And most of them are Italian so they're not backward in coming forward. I would say it's a bit like trying to do street theatre with a pop star. No one was there to look at me, everyone was going crazy about Matt. Everywhere we went was like that. It was a lot to cope with."

The One Show airs on BBC One at 7pm on weekdays.

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