Calista Flockhart Says She Was ‘Stammering’ and a ‘Hot Mess’ When She Met Martin Short (Exclusive)

The actress, who stars in the new FX series 'Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans', spoke to PEOPLE for One Last Thing

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Jessica Pons

Calista Flockhart 2022 for the Los Angeles Times

Calista Flockhart admits she may have lost her cool when she first met Martin Short.

"I had an opportunity to spend a little time with Martin and a few other friends. And I was completely starstruck," the actress, 59, tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "He is wonderful and talented, and I've adored him just from afar."

Though she tried to keep her composure, Flockhart insists she had an "out-of-body" experience talking to Short.

"I'm stammering. I say stupid jokes. I'm like an idiot. And then I go home and ruminate for three days," she explain. "I'm sort of shy to begin with. So inside I was a hot mess. I'm sure that he went home and said, 'Oh my Lord.' "

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Flockhart, who stars in the new FX series Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans, chatted more with the magazine for One Last Thing:

Last injury
I cut my finger slicing an avocado. It was not fun. It was still gushing blood a day later, so I got talked into going to urgent care, but it was around Christmas, so it was a three-hour wait. I left and never went back.

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Last obsession
Finding the perfect pour-over coffee. I use a cup with a porcelain filter and paper filter and 203° water. You bloom the grounds — it’s a whole thing. It took me a while to find the right [bean], so I gave the rejects to my husband [Harrison Ford]. He’ll drink pretty much anything.

Last thing I do before I go to bed
I snuggle and kiss my three dogs. They all sleep on the bed. As they should. We fostered dogs when my son was little. They’re just the best.

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Last time I felt like a kid
We built and decorated a gingerbread house. It’s still sitting on a side table. I’m pretty positive somebody was eating the candy off of it, but I’m not going to name any names.

Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans airs on FX on Wednesdays at 10/9c and streams on Hulu.

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