Chord Overstreet and Sandra Bullock
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12/02/2013 at 01:45 PM EST
was so stunned by his celebrity crush, Sandra Bullock
, that he was unable to introduce himself to her.
"I've actually never met her," Overstreet admitted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Monday. "I saw her from a distance at one of these red carpet things and it was a little, a little bit like too scared to talk to her. She was that beautiful."
But when DeGeneres
invited Overstreet, 24, to ask out the Gravity
actress on camera, he jumped at the opportunity and pleaded for Bullock, 49, to answer him quickly.
"Sandra, would you go out with me? Oh, it would be amazing if you could just respond right now so I'm not left waiting."
Overstreet also spoke about the difficulty of continuing with Glee
after Cory Monteith
"We've all kind of grouped together and really kind of gotten a lot closer because we've all kind of been going through the same thing," he says. "I mean, his role on the show, he was the heart of the show and he was a big part of it to everybody and to me as well. He was like one of my best friends and so it really challenges me to kind of take over his role and how great he was to everybody."
"He was that glue," Overstreet adds. "Just that kind of what stuck everybody together."