Twenty-two years after By no means Been Kissed hit theaters, Drew Barrymore had a mini-reunion on her daytime speak present, the place Michael Vartan shared a hilarious behind-the-scenes story about their characters’ kiss.

On Tuesday’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Present, the host launched a clip of Vartan’s character, Sam Coulson, assembly Barrymore’s character, Josie, on the baseball mound to share her first kiss, one of the crucial memorable moments from the movie.

“I simply want Michael Vartan could possibly be right here to reside out that second once more,” Barrymore joked earlier than Vartan jogged onto the set as “Don’t Fear Child” by The Seashore Boys began to play, the identical tune from the rom-com.

Vartan joined fellow By no means Been Kissed castmembers Molly Shannon and David Arquette on stage in entrance of the Paramount Footage gate, the place the present is at present taping.

“I haven’t seen that clip in years, and standing there I obtained emotional,” Vartan admitted, including that followers all the time point out the movie to him. “This film’s been an enormous a part of my life.”

He then informed a narrative concerning the charming kiss scene that not even Barrymore had heard earlier than.

“So, I rise up to the mound, we embrace, and we begin kissing. And you actually kissed me. I imply, you actually kissed me,” Vartan recalled. “I used to be not prepared for it within the least. I’m a person. I used to be a really younger man again then and, you already know, I had emotions and …” he stated, trailing off because the viewers laughed and applauded.

He stated he was sporting free slacks and thought, “‘That is going to be a catastrophe after they minimize. I have to preemptively finish this.’”

Vartan continued, “So what I did is, in a panic, I simply yelled ‘Reduce’ and bent over and stated, ‘Oh guys, sorry, my again. I pulled my again out taking part in ball at lunch.’ Lastly, I used to be in a position to compose myself. … You’re an excellent kisser.”

Barrymore replied that Vartan was a single man on the time, so she went for it.

Vartan additionally revealed that he has stored the wrap reward Barrymore gave him, initially a small plant, for over 20 years, and that he’s stored an image of the “now 15, 16 ft tall” plant on his telephone in case he ever bumped into her.

Barrymore described the reward as a “good metaphor” for the cult basic, which, she added, helped launch the careers of James Franco, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Alba and John C. Reilly. “It was an actual dream forged. It simply was lightning in a bottle and a second that all of us cherish,” Barrymore stated.

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