X2 star Alan Cumming owns a pair of Juliette Binoche's panties.

The Scottish actor admits he's been "obsessed" with the French beauty for years, and didn't hesitate at taking the opportunity to own an intimate item of Binoche memorabilia.

He says, "My friend SUE used to be a wardrobe lady in London in the theatre and Juliette Binoche was coming to do a play there... She was in underwear at one point and I was like, 'You could actually get me a pair of Juliette Binoche's knickers!' And she was like, 'Yeah, I could actually, wouldn't that be funny?' I'm like, 'No seriously!'

"So I made her steal a pair of Juliette Binoche's bloomers. (They're) in my underpant drawer. I used to have them in a frame... So I was kinda like, 'Look, everybody! I've got Juliette Binoche's underpants!'"

And Cumming almost shared his excitement with Binoche herself, when he met her perform in New York City.

He adds, "I went to see the play and I went backstage. There were lots of people and we were all having drinks and then Carmine went to get the car and people left and all of a sudden I'm on my own with Juliette Binoche in the dressing room. I wanted to scream, 'I have your underwear! I see them every day!' But I didn't."