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'Going the Distance' premiere: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Christina Applegate [videos]

August 24, 2010 | 11:49 am

At the Hollywood premiere of "Going the Distance," there seemed to be one somewhat awkward question everyone had for the movie's stars Drew Barrymore and Justin Long: What's it like to work with someone you've had an on-again, off-again romantic relationship with?

"Awful, just awful," Barrymore deadpanned on the red carpet Monday night.

Going the Distance premiere photo gallery with Drew Barrymore "I wouldn't say awful," Long chimed in. "I'd say 'meh.' M-e-h, if you need to quote me. No, it was great."

The movie, in which the pair play a couple who become entangled in a long-distance relationship, is rated R -- giving the film an edginess that was intentional, Barrymore said.

It's a "romantic comedy that's more real and more adult and not sort of based in necessarily a fairy-tale setting, even though I love those movies," she said.

Long described it more succinctly: "It's not schmaltzy."

Christina Applegate, who plays the sister of Drew's character in the movie, said the two were ...

...nothing but professional on set.

"I mean, they're really good friends," the actress said. "But at the end of the day, they're both professionals, and I wouldn't know if they had ever been together or not, because kind of I think they would [have chemistry] regardless."

Applegate, who recently got engaged and is also pregnant, stood teetering in a pair of high heels which she said she was yearning to take off.

"I love that all these things are happening--I'm really happy for Drew and Justin and everybody, but I'm telling you, I cannot wait for all of this to be done," she admitted. "I can't wait for Friday when I don't have to be this person for just a minute. Because being pregnant and doing all this is a little bit of work."

Also on the carpet were funny guys Jason Sudekis and Charlie Day, who play the buddies who cast doubt on Long's long-distance relationship. At one point, Day -- who plays Long's roommate -- even provides the musical accompaniment for his friend's intimate date by "DJing his hookup" through the walls of their apartment. 

It's not something the comedian has ever tried in real life.

"I've DJed my own hookups," he said.

His song of choice?

"It has to be, just, uh -- like real, like ..., " he said, searching for words. "Real dark, you know, hard core, angry, um, German yodeling. It's a weird niche. You can find it. It takes a lot of Internet searching, but you'll find it. It's out there."

More video interviews with Sudeikis and newcomer Oliver Jackson-Cohen below. Click the photo of Barrymore up top to launch a photo gallery of red carpet arrivals.

-- Amy Kaufman

Photo: Drew Barrymore at the "Going the Distance" premiere in Hollywood on Aug. 23, 2010. Credit: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images