Justin Long describes how Britney Spears did when they co-starred in Crossroad!
It’s been 20 years since Britney Spears‘ movie Crossroads step out and star Justin Long is reflecting on what it was like to work with the star in her prime!
While chatting with Tonight’s reception at an event for his upcoming movie, BarbarianThis week, Justin shared how “easygoing” and “normal” the pop star was – and how her personality compares to today.
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Performers starring in Crossroads together in 2002. The film follows three girls, Lucy, Kit and Mimi – played by Britney, Taryn Manningand Zoe Saldana, respectively – when they embark on a cross-country trip to LA. Justin played Lucy’s old friend and short player, Henry.
You can also check out one of their scenes (below)!
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Reminiscing about the time filming the romantic movie, F is Family alum talks about the most important part of the singer’s personality that he quickly recognizes, saying:
“I remember her being so ordinary, like disarming the earth.”
This is the pinnacle of Sorry… I did it again So is the singer’s career, so the fact that she’s pretty much gone downhill is telling! No diva behavior here! The 44-year-old insists Britney is a “normal” girl despite her being in the limelight – and even blamed the paparazzi for the impact on her mental health and put her down, adding:
“I remember being struck by how normal and easy she was to all the noise around her, and then a few years later seeing what the paparazzi had done to her, it’s really sad that we live in a culture that can do that a human. She is very nice to everyone.”
So sad. It must be hard to see a co-star overcome everything from a distance…
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time Justin has been candid about his experience with the Princess of Pop. Back in 2020, he wrote a long post Instagram posted full “memories” from the film, mainly focusing on the two mothers’ kindness to him and others on set, including the first time they met:
“I remember I was a little nervous working with Britney Spears – she was a huge star back in 2002 (as she is now). When she introduced herself to me in the makeup trailer, I was blown away by her sweet and NOT famous look – just a nice girl (not a woman yet) from Louisiana . She immediately made me feel at ease.”
Oh, so sweet!
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Unfortunately, Justin also had to sit in the front row in front of Brit’s struggle with the media. During their time together, he comes to understand her so well that he notices the physical and personality differences the now 40-year-old will show as her environment changes, idea:
“Britney seemed to get exponentially more stressed (completely understandable) whenever we were walking with her bodyguard ‘Big something’ (my memory sucks but I really do). liking him – a big, warm, friendly and intimidating guy). People would be buzzing to get to her and the paparazzi were constantly lurking behind the trees, in the bushes, etc.”
c. No one deserves such a lack of privacy, especially a 19- or 20-year-old (the age at which superstars act in movies). The New girl alum keeps tabs on Foreign winner for many years, felt especially painful to watch her battle paps and be put into management at her lowest level in 2008, adding:
“Years later, when the tabloid frenzy surrounding Britney reached a fever pitch, I remember feeling so sorry for her. No one deserves to be hunted and harassed like that – at least a very sweet one – someone who behaves kindly towards a nervous young actor who occupies a much lower rung on the hierarchy of the series. that film. “
Looks like she really left a positive impression! It’s sad to look back on how hard things have come to her! Think?
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