Ross Mathews, formerly known as “Ross the Intern” on “The Tonight Show,” has launched his own talk show on E! and one of his first guests was none other than Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

The two became friends after Paltrow saw one of his bits on “The Tonight Show” and it made her laugh, so when she spotted him working a red carpet, she expressed her enjoyment of him, he gave her his email address and the rest is history — they’ve been friends ever since.

When Paltrow recently stopped by his new talk show, “Hello Ross,” she fielded some questions both from Mathews and the audience:

Who was your celebrity crush when you were growing up?

“When I was like 15, I was madly in love with Keanu Reeves. He still is gorgeous, but when I was 15, my mom, who’s an actress, she was doing a television thing and her makeup artist was dating Keanu Reeves. I got a signed Polaroid and it was on my desk, on my pin-board for years.”

What’s your go-to hangover cure?

“I have a few. When I remember, before I go out, I drink this pre-drinking vitamin drink called Mercy. You drink it before and it minimizes the hangover. But if I forget, then something greasy, like a cheeseburger and fries.”

Did you really turn down “Titanic”?

“I did so many drugs in the ’90s, I don’t remember. I have no idea.”

Who’s the last person you were starstruck by?

“I’m so old now … I could meet, like, Oprah and be like, ‘What’s up?’ … But if I meet someone that Apple or Mosie loves, I get totally starstruck. I stopped Demi Lovato on a plane and was like, ‘Can I have my picture with you?'”

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."