The ‘Comet’ star Justin Long marked Britney Spears‘ 39th birthday by posting a throwback memory from the 2002 dated film ‘Crossroads,’ in which the two appeared together. Alongside the TBT photo from the film, he made a confession about working with Spears in the said movie, directed by Tamra Davis and written by Shonda Rhimes:
“I remember being slightly nervous to work with Britney Spears – she was such a massive star in 2002 (as she still is).”
Despite his thoughts, Long realized that the fan-favorite pop star is just a sweet and nice girl from Louisiana. Then the actor recalled how he felt comfortable after meeting Spears, Tamra Davis, and Shonda Rhimes. He described the set of the film as “a great working environment” and added working with actor Eric Edwards was so exciting.
According to what Long said, the ‘Toxic’ hitmaker was guarded by a terrifying but friendly guy during filming because fans always tried to get to her and paparazzi were going after her every minute. He continued:
“Years later, when the tabloid frenzy surrounding Britney reached a fever pitch, I remember feeling so sorry for her. Nobody deserves to be hounded and harassed like that.”
Then the actor praised Spears by saying that she is a very sweet person “who behaved kindly towards a young nervous actor who occupied a much lower rung on the hierarchical ladder of that film set,” and stated that kind of person did not deserve bad experiences at all. Long concluded his caption as follows:
“When I saw the movie, I remember thinking that it looked like I was wearing pantyhose on my head because the makeup people only put makeup on my pasty white face and failed to cover up the rest of my translucent body Though I personally think it makes Britney’s skin tone look that much nicer – and she was the star, after all, despite not acting like one :)”
As known, ‘Crossroads’ starring also Anson Mount, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning, Kim Cattrall, and Dan Aykroyd was released on February 15, 2002, through Paramount Pictures and it grossed $61.1 million worldwide.
See below to view Long’s post.