"I still haven’t gotten used to the fact that Ted Danson, a legend, is right in front of my face," Jacinto tells TooFab.
Yes, that's his word, not ours.
The actor, who plays the opposite of your typical nerdy Asian stereotype on the NBC comedy, told TooFab ahead of the midseason premiere Thursday night that he still hasn't fully wrapped his head around working with the Hollywood heavyweights.
"They get their equal share," Jacinto told TooFab of his fan girling tendencies. "I try to keep it cool with Kristen. I try to stop sweating, if anything. And then with Ted, I think it's like try and stop shaking. So they kind of get both of my nervous ticks."
But he's not alone. Jacinto said entire freshman cast often breaks character whenever they have scenes with their famous co-stars.
"I know that Jameela [Jamil] can't keep a straight face when it comes to scenes with Ted, but then again whenever I have a scene with Ted, I can't even keep a straight face," Jacinto said. "I think it's mostly because I'm fangirling if anything. I still haven't gotten used to the fact that Ted Danson, a legend, is right in front of my face."
Another actor he fangirls over is "Saturday Night Live" alum Bill Hader, who he hopes will come to his set for a celebrity cameo in the Bad Place.
"I’m a huge Bill Hater fan and I know that he actually has a HBO show coming up, and our fellow robot/not robot Janet is actually going to be in it," he said. "Bill Hader would be a number one for me. I would probably fangirl if he was ever on-set. He could definitely be a demon, but that would almost be too obvious. I mean, he could be Michael’s boss or something. If I could choose something he would definitely be in the bad place arena because you know he would come up with some juicy stuff."
"The Good Place" returns tonight at 8:30 p.m. on NBC.