I’ve added high quality screencaptures of Drew from Best Men to the gallery. Big thanks to my friend Marica for her help. More photos to come. Enjoy!
I’ve added screencaps to various Drew projects to the gallery: Waxwork II: Lost in Time, Motorama, and Wishful Thinking. I’m getting very close to having screencaps for over 80% of her filmography completed. Check back for more.
I’ve added HD screencaps of Drew from The World’s Best Episode 2. I’m loving this new series. Enjoy the photos.
I’ve added blu-ray screencaptures of Drew from Everyone Says I Love You to the gallery. More photos to come. Enjoy!
I’ve launched the new photo gallery at Drew Barrymore Fan! It currently has over 40,000 images and I have sooo many more to add so be sure to keep checking back for updates. I’m focusing on Drew’s career and current events and will then work my way to her magazines, photo sessions, and older appearances. It is a total joy to work on this fansite. I want to take a moment to thank my amazing friends for all of their help: Milane, Claudia, Victoria, Kayla, Jess, AliKat, and Courtney.
Last night premiered The World’s Best. What did you think about it? I loved it! So many talented individuals. I’ve added new posters, promotional images, screencaps, stills, and more, and will be adding them as the episodes air. Enjoy!
The one and only Drew Barrymore is coming to the Bluegrass to film scenes for the movie “The Stand-In.”
The film is set to feature the commonwealth. Wrigley Media Group CEO Jayne Hancock says that the movie is “another fantastic Drew Barrymore romantic comedy.”
Around four to six scenes of the comedy will be filmed in the Bluegrass at the end of the month.
“It is quite an achievement and it’s all connections and that’s what we’ve been doing here,” said Wrigley Media Group President Misdee Wrigley Miller.
“The film is a romantic comedy in which Drew Barrymore plays an actress who is washed up and burnt out and she decides to swap with her stand-in to live a different life,” said Wrigley Media Group Executive Producer Ross Babbit. “My sister Jamie and I have been working in entertainment for a lot of years. I’ve done a lot work for HGTV, DIY Network and Travel Channel — numerous unscripted networks and she’s been on the scripted side all these years. So the idea of being able to work together on a project here in Lexington, has been awesome.”
Shooting locations are schedule to feature downtown Lexington, including the Courthouse, and downtown Versailles.
“I think people in Lexington will be excited to see the final movie, because they will recognize their town and everything that’s great about it,” said Babbit. “When you have the star power of a Drew Barrymore coming to town and validating that this is a place to shoot, encourages others to look at us and think of Lexington and greater commonwealth is attractive for filmmakers and TV-makers.”
In a refreshingly honest interview, Drew Barrymore opens up to GLAMOUR about feminism, ageing naturally and her amazing beauty brand, Flower Beauty.
Drew Barrymore, the woman who stole my heart aged seven, as I sat on my dad’s knee in the cinema watching E.T., walks into her hotel room and gives me a big hug. She’s wearing a green silk Zara kimono jacket and a vintage Mickey Mouse T-shirt. I am slightly taken aback by her normality. Seeing an icon in the flesh, one whom I’ve girl-crushed on since childhood, is surreal. She should, given her Hollywood pedigree, be giving Mariah a run for her money in the diva stakes.
But there are no demands, no entourage. And no sanitised, PRd-to-within-an-inch-of-their-lives soundbites. She’s in the UK to promote her beauty brand, Flower Beauty. In fact, five minutes in, and we’re talking heroin and plastic surgery.
“I have an extremely addictive personality,” says Drew, openly. “I’ve never done heroin,” she comments, referring to her misspent youth, “and I don’t want to get plastic surgery because I feel like they’re both very slippery slopes. I feel if I try either, I’m going to be dead really soon.”
It’s why she feels very strongly about ageing naturally. “Not messing with my face or chasing some unnatural beauty is a standard I live by. I have dark circles under my eyes. I was at my dermatologist’s recently who said to me, ‘Can I shoot some Juvederm up there? It will raise the skin and it won’t be so sunken, which is causing the darkness to look worse, because it’s lower than the natural light that is hitting it.’ And I went: ‘No, but I’m gonna go home and start highlighting under my eyes, so thank you for the tip!”
It’s this refreshing, no-BS approach that has led to her to becoming a genuine, modern role model, appealing to women of all ages. Often, when actresses say they don’t have plastic surgery, what they really mean is they don’t go ‘under the knife’ – but that excludes injectables. I look more closely at Drew’s face and I can assure you it’s as real as her attitude. Her under-eyes and forehead have the natural fine lines you’d expect of a 43-year-old mother of two. Everything moves and she is beautiful. It’s unusual for a Hollywood star of her status to be so, well, au natural.
“It shouldn’t be,” she says, shaking her head. “We’ve gone far too far with the whole thing, especially when people who are so young are doing it.” She’s always felt this way, more so now she’s a mother.
“I feel ageing is a privilege. It’s about how to do it gracefully, with humour, self-love and a respect for the process, and that’s always been really important to me. Then I started having girls and I thought, thank god these were my initial instincts. Now I can carry them out in an even more deep and profound way.”
Instead of surgery, she swears by a ‘Clear + Brilliant’ laser treatment with NYC-based dermatologist Dr Roy G. Geronemus.
“He’s the best,” she assures me. “[The treatment] just schluffs the barnacles of brown and sun damage off your face. It’s the greatest thing ever. It’s non-invasive and there’s no downtime. It’s like microdermabrasion laser, but it always makes me feel so much more attractive.”
If she sounds like the most balanced person you’ve ever met, by her own admission, it hasn’t always been that way. Born in Los Angeles into an acting dynasty on her father’s side, she was put to work in a dog food commercial aged 11 months. She was a film star by seven – pouring Baileys over her ice-cream – and her mother reportedly first took her clubbing to Studio 54 when she was nine. Sadly, around the same time, Drew developed a drink and drug habit.
Professionally, she was judged harshly, with no big roles coming her way. But she never gave up, rising from the ashes to become a successful, Golden Globe- and SAG-award-winning actress and producer, star of Never Been Kissed, 50 First Dates, The Wedding Singer, Scream, Charlie’s Angels Grey Gardens and more recently Netflix show, Santa Clarita Diet. On a personal level, motherhood seems to have given her a sense of belonging – she is a single mum to her two girls Olive, six and Frankie, four, from her third marriage to Will Kopelman, which ended in 2016.
Now, she has another string to her bow: beauty boss – in 2013 she launched her cruelty free cosmetics brand Flower Beauty, which is now available in the UK. It closes the gap between mass and prestige and everything is priced under £13. What inspired her to go down the ethical route?
“I was vegan and an animal-rights activist a lot of my life, so I think it’s just held over from that. I used to be a crazy fundamentalist and didn’t wear leather. So for my own brand, I had to be true to my ethics. People sometimes assume we’re a major botanical, organic company because we’re called Flower Beauty and I’m like, oh no – bring on the chemicals. I want good pigments and amazing products that perform.” Is there a product in her collection she swears by? “Our concealer wand is phenomenal,” she smiles.
In the wake of #MeToo, when activism and speaking out has become the norm, does she still identify herself as an activist? After all, she took her daughter Olive to the anti-Trump Women’s March in 2017.
“I was a bit scared of feminism when I was younger because of all the male bashing. And there are a lot of women’s movements now that I’m apprehensive about, because I don’t want to be viscerally angry at men. I love men. I like keeping both sides in mind. I avoid anything political, where I sense too much anger. It’s just not the way I find messaging to be truly empowering.”
So what hopes does she have for her daughters in the future? “The empowerment to know that girls and women are worthy without wanting to take down the male race…”
As we wrap up the interview, I can’t help but think Drew’s eldest daughter is now almost the same age as she was when I first set eyes on her in E.T. – and how she’s creating a happy, stable childhood for her daughters, so different from her own. If she could send a message to her angry, scared seven-year-old self now, what would it say?
“I would try to tell her how everything’s going to be OK – but she just won’t know it till she’s there anyway.”
Drew Barrymore is proud of her progress!
On Friday, the Santa Clarita Diet star, 43, updated her followers on her health and fitness journey, explaining that thanks to a lot of hard work, she’d lost 25 lbs. over the course of three months.
Alongside a series of photos that illustrated her progress, the mother of two shared that despite how much social media emphasizes physical perfection, it’s not always easy to prioritize taking care of yourself.
“When I look at Instagram, I am made to think I should be at my best self. But most days, I lack consistency due to real life,” she wrote, adding that sometimes people need assistance from professionals. “With the right people we can make our goals a reality…”
“Here is me in a before pose and then 25 pounds later in the same place,” she wrote. “You can tell my face is so much thinner!”
In the before image, Barrymore appeared to be struggling with the move while wearing a cast on her foot. In another, looking noticeably slimmer, the actress seemed much more at ease with the balancing position.
Barrymore went on to share with her followers how difficult her journey has been.
“This takes me so much work,” she wrote. “Diet and exercise and fighting like a lion for it! Damn you genetics!”
Even though the actress has to work extra hard to slim down, she loves her body, “whatever package it comes in.”
“And yet thank you for all the good stuff. I love where I come from (JOHN ETHEL LIONEL),” she remarked, paying homage to the famous Barrymore family. “I just know that I have the control to be what I want. Even if it’s hard AF!”
“At least I know there are experts I can turn to for help. I mean look at what Marnie helped me do in three months!” she continued, giving a shout-out to Marnie Alton of Barre Belle. “When I have time off in 2019…I’m comin for ya! PS may I just say I want these ladies on the front page. You are my spirit animals and my goal posts!”
Opening up about her fluctuating weight earlier this year, Barrymore revealed that although she begrudgingly diets to fit the look of a woman on a high-protein (a.k.a. human meat) diet when she’s filming the Netflix horror-comedy series, she lets herself relax when the show is on hiatus.
“Let’s face it, I hate it,” she said of her filming diet during an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden in March. “I would much rather eat fettuccine alfredo all day long.”
But Barrymore wanted to show the major life change that her fictional character, Sheila Hammond, experiences after becoming a zombie. And it came at a time when the mother of two was going through her own life change after splitting from ex-husband Will Kopelman in 2016.
“When I first started the show, I was 145 lbs. and my life was kind of falling apart,” she said. “And I said, ‘Victor [Fresco, the show’s executive producer], can I lose 20 lbs. over the course of the show, and change my eyebrows and the height of my shoes and the body language and attitude and go from someone who’s kind of naïve and unhappy to someone who’s empowered and alive?’ And he said yes, and so I got to make that transformation.”
“When I’m doing the show I’m a vegan and I barely eat anything, and I work out every day, and it’s so healthy,” she said. “It gets to be euphoric, and then it’s like food poisoning, you feel like you’ll never eat again, and then before you know it you’re pigging out with the feed bag strapped to your face. And I’m a foodie, and love food and I travel the world for food, so I get heavy again between the show.”
But while Barrymore didn’t mind her extra weight, she shared that while leaving a restaurant with her friends and all of their kids, a woman stopped her and asked if she was expecting a child.
“And I just looked at her and go, ‘No, I’m just fat right now,’ ” Barrymore recalled on Corden’s show. “And I walked out of the restaurant and I was like, ‘Oh man, that is rough.’