Actress Patricia Heaton found RAY ROMANO so unremarkable when she auditioned for a role in his hit TV sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, she assumed he was an office assistant.

Heaton, who has played Romano's wife in the soon-to-end show for nine years, admits she was stunned to learn the comedian was going to be the lead actor.

She says, "I came in to audition and met Ray. I didn't know that was Ray. I was sort of waiting for the star of the show to come while this guy sat in the corner behind the door like BOO RADLEY with hair. I was like, 'Can you get me a coffee until Ray gets here?'"

10/05/2005 09:31