Jason Bateman Coy Over Kissing Jen Aniston

Jason Bateman Coy Over Kissing Jen Aniston
Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman on the set of The Baster
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05/11/2009 AT 03:15 PM EDT

Jason Bateman is not one to kiss and tell. But the actor, who stars opposite Jennifer Aniston in The Baster, gives his costar a thumbs-up when it comes to their smooching scenes.

Ever the gentleman, when asked how it felt making out with Aniston while the two were shooting in New York, Bateman said with a chuckle, "It felt ... It was a good scene, I'll say that. It was a good scene."

The actor, who spoke to PEOPLE at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday in Washington, D.C., says he and Aniston have been friends "for a long time," but they got even closer during their latest movie, which focuses on a single, 40-year-old woman who decides to have a child via a sperm donor. Little does she know, her friend (played by Bateman) surreptitiously replaces her donor's semen with his own.

"It's nice to finally work together," says Bateman. "I think we just had one scene in The Break-Up. It's been a lot of fun."

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