The 28-year-old Australian actress, who is best known for her roles in Sucker Punch, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Bright Star, said that she was starstruck when she met award-winning actor De Niro on the set of their new movie Limitless.
Cornish told The Daily Telegraph: "Meeting him was like this fog for a moment. I know it sounds silly but when I saw his face, all his characters and performances flashed before my eyes. [It was] just like a near death experience. It was surreal and wonderful and amazing.''
Cornish recently revealed that she bonded with other co-star Bradley Cooper "pretty fast" while making the movie as the first scene they shot together was very "emotional".
Limitless is currently topping the US box office.
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