Sarah Shahi has crushes on two Hollywood power players, but they may not be who you’d picture for the 32-year-old actress.
The “Fairly Legal” beauty stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Thursday to dish on her sexy Maxim cover (she was named “TV’s Sexiest Star” by the men’s magazine) and explained to Billy Bush and Kit Hoover why she’s extremely attracted to Tom Hanks and rock legend Slash.
“Every time I see Tom Hanks I think of the guy in ‘Splash.’ That’s what I see,” she said, with a laugh. “And when I was a little girl, I grew up without a dad… I wanted [Tom] to be my father. And then as I got older, it turned into something else that I wanted from him! And now I just want him to find me as his muse and I wanna have like a Woody Allen and Scarlett Johansson relationship with him.”
As for what Tom’s beloved wife Rita Wilson would think of Sarah’s plan, she says she’ll figure out a way to get Rita on board.
“I want Rita to love me, and I want to come over for Thanksgiving dinner,” she said. “She’ll love me. She will!”
Sarah’s other crush is Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash.
The actress, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, recently filmed “Static” (a horror flick) and kept herself awake during long night shoots by watching online videos of the musician.
“I would literally watch six hours of Slash onstage playing guitar,” she explained. “He does this thing where like he, unbuttons the top button of his jeans and he puts the guitar right there. And the things he does with his fingers and it’s just like, Aaaaauugh!”
Adding, “Plus he’s got that crazy maniacal hair and he wears those top hats.”
Sarah’s Maxim issue hits newsstands on September 18.
“Static” – which also stars Milo Ventimiglia – is slated for release on November 1.
-- Erin O’Sullivan