Celebrities

Rach Finally Gets to Meet the Actor She’s Had a Crush on for Decades

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 3:24 PM, February 2, 2017

Aired February 3, 2017

What’s the best way to make Rachael blush? Invite one of her celeb crushes to the show!

Jimmy Smits paid her a first-time visit and the encounter left her a bit verklempt. “This in uncomfortable to even look at him, do you know how many decades I’ve had a crush on Jimmy Smits,” she gushed to the audience.

Once she calmed down, the two talked about everything from his big break on “L.A. Law” to his upcoming debut on “24” reboot “24: Legacy,” which premieres Sunday night on FOX following the Super Bowl. “We’ve got a really nice lead-in,” Jimmy joked.

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The show, which stars ‘Straight Outta Compton’ actor Corey Hawkins as a military hero attempting to thwart a terrorist attack, is shot in the same frenetic real-time format as the original Kiefer Sutherland thriller that ran from 2001 to 2010.

Smits, who plays a Senator and presidential nominee, says a lot of his scenes take place over the phone, but luckily, “I give good phone.”

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Watch to hear him reveal which of his hit series (there are so many: “L.A. Law”, “NYPD Blue,” “The West Wing,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Dexter”) is close to his heart and to find out the strangest place anyone has asked him for an autograph.