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Speechless' Minnie Driver and John Ross Bowie Make Fun of Each Other's Celebrity Crushes

Minnie Driver's first crush was very sophisticated, because she's English

Liam Mathews

Speechless stars Minnie Driver and John Ross Bowie told TVGuide.com about their first celebrity crushes, and things got a little weird.

Driver says her first crush was on Daniel Day-Lewis in the 1985 movie My Beautiful Launderette. Reasonable.

Bowie goes all the way back to Darla Hood from the Little Rascals. He was a little kid at the time, and it had to be explained that Darla Hood was actually not an age-appropriate crush, since in reality Darla Hood was much older than him.

John Ross Bowie and Minnie Driver

John Ross Bowie and Minnie Driver

Then Bowie realizes that he and Driver were teenagers when My Beautiful Launderette came out, and calls her out for not having a crush earlier than that -- what's she hiding?

"I was in England," she says, with a note of playful defensiveness. "We went to the theater and read books. We didn't have celebrity crushes." Not like us oversexed Americans.

"You monster," says Bowie. "You had a crush on Blue Peter or whatever nonsense you people were watching over there."

(Blue Peter, for us unsophisticated Yanks, is an educational British children's show that's been on since 1958, making it the longest-running children's TV show in history.)

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Later, Bowie had a crush on Andrea McArdle, who played little orphan Annie in the original Broadway musical, which, as Bowie pointedly notes to Driver, is theater.

But Driver's not having it.

"You fancied Annie?" she asks incredulously, before breaking into a cackle. "You're sadder than I thought!"

Bowie and Driver are a great comedy team. They can be seen together on Speechless, Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30c on ABC.