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Michael Cera on Being Smacked by Rihanna in "This Is the End": "It Looks Really Good, I Think"

Image courtesy of PR Newswire (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of PR Newswire (via ABC News Radio)

Beyonce fans recently saw what happened to the guy who slapped her on the butt during a recent concert: she threatened to have him ejected from the show.  But when the same thing happens to Rihanna in the new comedy This Is the End , she takes matters into her own hands.

In the new R-rated comedy, in theaters Wednesday, many of Hollywood's top stars portray themselves, including Rihanna, who's seen at a raging party at James Franco 's house.  During the party, a drugged-up, out-of-control Michael Cera , also playing himself, slaps Rihanna's booty -- and she responds by cursing, hauling off and smacking him.  And Cera, best known for his roles in Juno and Superbad , tells ABC News Radio that he encouraged her to hit him, well, super-hard.

While filming the scene, "she was not hitting me at first," Cera recalls.  But then, he says, "I told her I was gonna hit her harder and harder until she really hit me hard --because she hits me as a reaction to me smacking her bum.  So finally, she gave me a real one, and it looks really good, I think." 

But Rihanna's triumph is short-lived: not long afterwards, the end of the world arrives -- for real -- and she plunges to her death in an enormous hole that opens up in Franco's front yard.   Oh, and don't complain about spoilers: that scene was in the movie's trailer .

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