Justin Long: "Exposing Myself" to Christina Applegate Was "Weird"

Entertainment Aug. 20, 2010 AT 1:36PM
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When Justin Long learned he would be doing full-frontal nudity in Going the Distance, he never imagined he'd be doing it in front of his childhood crush, Christina Applegate.

"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."

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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.

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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.

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"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."

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