Drew Barrymore's “Never Been Kissed” Co-Star Michael Vartan Says Things Got A Little Intense During Their Kissing Scene

“You really kissed me. I was not ready for it in the least.”

Things got a little too hot and heavy on the set of Never Been Kissed!

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Star Drew Barrymore recently got the cast of the 1999 rom-com back together on her talk show — and they spilled some behind-the-scenes moments that even she didn’t know about!

It turns out that during the movie’s iconic kissing scene, things got a little bit intense for Drew’s co-star Michael Vartan.

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“There’s a story about the famous scene that very few people know about. You do not know about it,” Michael revealed on The Drew Barrymore Show.

He continued, “So I get up to the mound, we embrace, and we start kissing. And you really kissed me. I mean, you really kissed me. I was not ready for it in the least.”

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Moments later, Michael realized he was about to be in a very compromising situation whenever he pulled away from the kiss.

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“I’m a man. I was a very young man back then, and, you know, I had feelings. The feelings were…they just happened. And I very quickly realized I was in a very bad spot because I was wearing very loose slacks, and I thought, ‘This is going to be a disaster when they cut; I must preemptively end this,'” Michael explained.

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Michael says he yelled “cut” in a panic and bent over to conceal what was going on downstairs, telling the crew that he had hurt his back earlier while “playing ball.”

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“I went off into a corner and was thinking horrible thoughts, like, you know, ‘dead puppies, dead puppies,'” Michael joked.

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Michael added that he was finally able to compose himself and that “luckily the subsequent scenes went on without a hitch.”

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The moral of Michael’s story? Drew is “a very good kisser!”

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