She’s out there right now promoting her new movie, Going the Distance with on-again, off-again boyfriend Justin Long. They play a couple who meet and fall in love over the summer in New York, but when she returns home in San Francisco, the two try and have a successful long-distance relationship.
Drew and Justin met three years ago on the set of He’s Just Not That Into You, and dated for about a year before breaking up. They reunited early last year, but neither will confirm if they’re still dating.
Justin Long once had a childhood crush on Christina Applegate. So finding out he was going to be doing full frontal nudity in front of Christina in the new film Going The Distance was a bit weird and intimidating for him.
“I was sort of exposing myself to someone I grew up watching. Really weird,” the actor, 32, told UsMagazine.com at the film’s London premiere Friday. “And while we were shooting! I’m kidding.”
The actor admitted that he isn’t used to having so much attention on his body.
“There was an element of vanity that came into play that I wasn’t really used to with the other roles I have done,” he said.
So how did Long prep for the nerve-wracking scene?
“I had a very complicated procedure: nipple enlargement surgery. I did!” he joked. “I had very tiny nipples. They’re like freckles.”
Kidding aside, Long said he had a blast filming the movie with Drew Barrymore (who he’s been dating off-and-on for several years) — and even began to see her in a new light.
“She’s so funny, insanely funny. But I also got to see a side of her during this movie, which I hadn’t seen, because I’d never known her in a professional capacity. I got to see how she treated the people that she’s working with and it made her so much more beautiful,” Long told Us. “She’s lovely to everyone — to PA’s, studio people, no matter where you are in the hierarchy. It’s rare.”
I’m really looking forward to seeing this movie. I bet Justin Long and Drew Barrymore have great chemistry in this film. And of course Christina Applegate is always a treat to watch.
Even thought the romance has ended, Drew Barrymore and Justin Long look to be good friends. Here they are hugging and smiling at each other at the premiere of their latest film, “Going the Distance,” at the Vue West End.
They look so happy together. Maybe the romance isn’t over.