Drew Barrymore’s gift for pregnant Christina Applegate

43814, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Friday August 20 2010. Drew Barrymore and Justin Long leave the BBC Radio One studios in London and sign their autographs for waiting fans. Justin and Drew, who have dated in the past, star in the film, Going the Distance , about a couple who are in a long-distance relationship. Photograph: PacificCoastNews.com

Drew Barrymore has hinted that she bought Christina Applegate a rude gift to congratulate her on her pregnancy.

The Anchorman star plays Drew’s older sister in new romantic comedy Going The Distance, and after battling breast cancer in 2008 the 38-year-old is now expecting her first child with musician Martyn LeNoble.

Drew said: “It’s the best. I sent her a very funny gift which I can’t tell you about! But I’m very happy for her.”

Justin Long, who co-stars in the film as Drew’s long-distance boyfriend, was also delighted for Christina.

He said: “It’s so great. She’s the best and no one that I know is more deserving after what she’s been through. She’s been through a lot and I’m so happy for her.

“And Martyn, she’s got an awesome husband. He’s missing a tooth but he doesn’t care. He rules.”