Will Ferrell has said playing Eva Mendes' love interest was a dream come true.
The US funnyman, who stars opposite the sultry beauty in The Other Guys, told Parade.com: "That was a childhood and an adult dream - that was a lifetime dream, but she kept laughing at me a lot."
He tried to play it cool with his sexy co-star.
"When you see her in person, she's not that beautiful really... she's just kind of average. If you were sitting next to her on the bus, you probably wouldn't notice her," he joked.
In the film, Will and Mark Wahlberg play a pair of detectives trying to make a name for themselves, and the Anchorman star admitted he didn't feel like bulking up too much before sharing screen time with his athletic co-star.
"I didn't have to. I already had the physique, I just mentally prepared. We didn't have a chest-off," he said.