Celebrity Helen Hunt Was 'Mad About' Rick Springfield as a Teen: 'He Wouldn't Date Me But I Was So in Love' Rick Springfield may have wished he had Jessie's girl, but Helen Hunt wished she had him By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 7, 2017 11:19 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Rick Springfield may have wished he had Jessie’s girl, but Helen Hunt wished she had him! During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Thursday night, the 53-year-old actress opened up about her teenage crush on the music icon — and her failed attempt to start a romance with him. “He wouldn’t date me but I was madly in love with Rick Springfield,” Hunt confessed. As she explained, the two were studio lot neighbors while she was a working on the short-lived sitcom It Takes Two and he was breaking hearts as the dreamy Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital. Putting action to her crush, Hunt made the first move — though it didn’t go as she expected. “I left a note on his car,” she said. “I left it on his windshield and somehow, he managed to not call me.” “I was so in love with him, you don’t even understand,” Hunt added. Charles Sykes/Bravo FROM COINAGE: The True Cost of Famous TV Apartments Elsewhere in the episode, theactress spilled the tea on her former costars — including Jack Nicholson and Paul Reiser. Of the former’s notorious flirting, Hunt said she did not see it on the set of 1997’s As Good as it Gets. “I don’t think I was on the receiving end of the flirting though I might have missed it because I was paying attention to myself,” she joked. “But I have a giant acting crush on him, so that’s enough.” As for Reiser — her costar for seven seasons on the hit ’90s sitcom Mad About You — Hunt says the two are still close and often spend time together. “I love him so much,” she said. “We have lunch every month. He’s my dear, dear friend.” Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen airs Sunday—Thursday (11:30 a.m. ET) on Bravo.