Scandal star Bellamy Young says she acted like a "paralyzed koala" when she met First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

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What happens when the First Lady of the United States meets the First Lady of Scandal?

A mutual fan freakout, apparently.

Scandal star Bellamy Young tells PEOPLE she behaved like a “paralyzed koala” when she and her TV husband Tony Goldwyn met President Obama and Michelle Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April 25 – but it sounds like the real-life FLOTUS was just as excited about the encounter.

When she saw Young, Obama held out her arms and exclaimed, “Why did you kill your son?” – proving that she’s definitely up to date on Shonda Rhimes‘ hit political drama.

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“I got so paralyzed and made little squeaky noises, and then I just hugged her,” Young says. “It was awesome, but I was completely unnerved.”