By Aja Hoggatt
June 15, 2018 at 01:00 PM EDT

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Eminem called Dominic Monaghan “dirty” — and not in the Christina Aguilera kinda way.

The Lord of the Rings actor sat down with PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing host Lola Ogunnaike to take a look back at his role in Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” music video in which he starred opposite Megan Fox. “It was a brutal day at work,” Monaghan jokes as Ogunnaike points out his scenes with the Transformers star where they’re making out.

Monaghan went on to explain how he snagged the role, telling Ogunnaike, “I was friends with a director who wanted me to do an adaptation of a [book] which never worked out…and then just because I remained friends with him, he emailed one day,” offering Monaghan the role.

“Eminem described me as dirty, which I thought was very cool.” With that one simple word, Monaghan got the role.

Watch the video above for more and to find out what happened to Monaghan when he attended an Eminem concert in Detroit.