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Emmy Rossum: 'I've Always Had A Bit Of A Thing For Prince Harry'

February 12th, 2013 10:40am EST

Emmy RossumSinger/actress Emmy Rossum has a secret crush on Prince Harry and dreams of dating the bad-boy British royal.

The Phantom of the Opera star, who last month released her second album - a compilation of classic standards titled Sentimental Journey has had her eye the party-loving prince since she was a child.

However, Rossum doesn't see the third-in-line to the British throne as potential marriage material - she just wants a steamy fling with him.

Rossum tells British magazine Live, "I've always had a bit of a thing for Prince Harry. Growing up I used to pretend I was married to him in an alternate universe. Like any other seven year old I had a fairy tale notion of growing up and marrying a prince.

"I still think he's pretty cute. He's also very boisterous, which is a good thing in a man. I'm not saying I want to marry him, but he's more than welcome to invite me out on a date. I know in my heart that this is one of those impossible never-to-be realized crushes. But I've always been a hopeless romantic."

Prince Harry is not the only British star to have made an impression on 26-year-old Rossum - she also has a soft spot for fiery chef Gordon Ramsay but admits he is too old to date.

She adds, "I find him fascinating to watch on television. He's wonderfully entertaining... I think he's great but I don't feel the way about him that I feel about Prince Harry, who is a little more age-appropriate."

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