"I met her when she was 16 years old, and you don't know what you're going to get when you meet a young star of a show; it could be a nightmare," Leslie said on Tuesday's "Busy Tonight." "From the get-go, [she was] the sweetest, the funniest, the most hard-working and just a wonderful person. And she's doing fantastic! She really is. And she looks beautiful, and she's very eager to get back into acting, which I think she'll have no problem with."
"But she's also still really committed to doing fashion, and she's done so well," Leslie continued. "She's doing wonderfully. I think all of us have had tough times in our lives, and we haven't had to do it under the glare of a camera. I'm very, very proud of her. I am. She's doing great."
"What I Like About You" ran from September 2002 to March 2006 on The WB.