Drew Barrymore Admits She Thought E.T. Was Real As A Kid: “I Really Loved Him”
Written by B87FM on October 30, 2022
Drew Barrymore says that she thought the titular alien from Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Further-Terrestrial was actual whereas filming the traditional film. Barrymore was seven years outdated when she performed Gertie within the movie.
“I actually cherished him in such a profound method,” she confessed throughout an upcoming episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, including that she “would go and take lunch to him.”
The episode options Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaughton, and Dee Wallace.
“We discovered you over there simply speaking away to E.T. and so we let director Steven [Spielberg] know,” Wallace recalled. “And so Steven, from that point on, appointed two guys to maintain E.T. alive so everytime you came to visit to speak to him, he might react to you.”
Later within the interview, Barrymore and the group mentioned the concept of a possible sequel to the 1982 movie. Barrymore says that she remembers Spielberg saying he would “by no means” make a sequel.
“And in that second I assumed, ‘Oh that’s a bummer as a result of that doesn’t carry us all again collectively once more for an additional spherical,’” she recalled, “however I additionally understood and revered and fully knew that it was all about preservation of integrity for him.”
In addition they mentioned that it’s tough to think about one other E.T. film with out the screenwriter, Melissa Mathison, who wrote the unique movie. She handed away in 2015.
As an alternative of a sequel to E.T., Spielberg’s subsequent movie is about to be The Fabelmans, a coming-of-age drama loosely primarily based on Spielberg’s personal adolescence. Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, and Judd Hirsch are among the many film’s ensemble solid. It’s scheduled for a restricted theatrical launch on November 11, 2022, earlier than increasing on November 23, 2022.
Take a look at a clip from the upcoming episode of The Drew Barrymore Present beneath.