The actress recalls advice she received from a friend: “Why don’t you play the hot mess?”
For much of the time that director Catherine Hardwicke‘s new indie “Miss You Already” was in development, Toni Collette was attached to play the role that eventually went to Drew Barrymore.
As the Australian actress recalled in an interview with TheWrap’s Steve Pond at the Toronto Film Festival, she got some telling advice from a friend: “You have to stop playing these kind of grounded, supporting roles. Why don’t you play the hot mess?”
In the film, Barrymore and Collette play childhood best friends whose relationship hits a rough patch when Barrymore’s character struggles to have a baby and Collette’s learns she has breast cancer.
The film, from a script by Morwenna Banks, also stars Dominic Cooper, Paddy Considine and Jacqueline Bisset.
Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate are releasing the film domestically on Nov. 6.
MISS YOU ALREADY is an honest and powerful story following two best friends, Milly (Toni Collette) and Jess (Drew Barrymore), as they navigate life’s highs and lows. Inseparable since they were young girls, they can’t remember a time they didn’t share everything –secrets, clothes, even boyfriends — but nothing prepares them for the day Milly is hit with life-altering news. A story for every modern woman, MISS YOU ALREADY celebrates the bond of true friendship that ultimately can never be broken, even in life’s toughest moments.
The UK trailer for Drew’s new film Miss You Already has been released. Watch it here:
I can’t wait to see this film!
Drew made a guest appearance this week on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Here is a clip! It really was an adorable interview as she talks about Olive & Frankie and about finally feeling her age!
Over its 40-year run, Lorne Michaels’ brainchild Saturday Night Live has seen a lot of writers, hosts, castmembers and musical acts pass through Studio 8H. For its SNL reunion issue, The Hollywood Reporter rounded up some of these personalities and asked them to share memories from their time on the late-night sketch-comedy show.
Former staff writers J.B. Smoove and Conan O’Brien talked about the anxiety of pitching sketches, while Sarah Silverman recounted her first meeting with her fellow writers: “I was introduced to the other three kids that were my age and they thought I was a typist.”
Former writer Rosie Shuster recalled how she used to get into trouble.
Having all hosted five times or more, Christopher Walken, Tom Hanks, Danny DeVito and Drew Barrymore talked about their experiences doing the live television show.
“I always bring ideas, they always say they like them, and then they never make them,” said fellow five-timer Ben Affleck. The Gone Girl actor also remembered the anxiety he felt the first time he hosted, saying, “All of a sudden I am thinking to myself that this is actually live. … If I have a nervous breakdown it’s like, that’s it, I’m finished.”
This morning Drew was interviewed on the Today show by Savannah Guthrie.
From flower child to CEO of Flower, her very own beauty brand, Drew Barrymore has had quite the career evolution since her days as the adorably pigtailed little sister from “E.T.”
These days, the mother of 2-year-old Olive and 6-month-old Frankie is spending less time reading scripts and more time in a lab coat, as she juggles parenthood and her ever-growing makeup business. Here’s what she revealed when she sat down with fellow new mom, TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie, to talk business and babies.
1. On how her turbulent childhood shaped her ‘very traditional’ parenting style
“I had a very untraditional upbringing, so I looked at it from afar and just thought, ‘Well that’s the exact opposite of how I’d want to raise my kids.’ But it doesn’t make me bummed out that I didn’t have parents. It’s like, thank God that I didn’t because maybe I wouldn’t be this aggressively excited about tradition and values and Christmas cards and Halloween costumes… and being so present.”
2. On her next career move
“I think I will act less and less…I find the hours at this point in my life too difficult with kids,” she says. “It’s hard to be present when you wake up before them and come home after they’ve gone to bed. That’s just not the way I want to have this journey with my kids at this point in their life. But maybe when they’re older, I will feel differently.”
3. She’s actually really jealous of your job
“I would love to be a CEO! I’ve always had that desk fantasy and normal office job.”
4. Why she’s glad to be turning 40
“I’m so relieved to be 40. I’ve already started saying I’m 40 and my husband’s like, ‘Honey, you’re still 39. Why are you saying you’re 40?’… I’m just so excited! It feels good. It feels right.”
5. What she’d say to her 20-year-old self
“I don’t think she would have listened. Unfortunately I know that I’d be wasting my breath.”
6. On her basic beauty philosophy
“I just think that every woman, naked in her closet, has the things that she’s liking and battling with … It’s like when I go and try on clothes in a dressing room, I try to be excited about the things that are looking good, as opposed to that pile that really made me feel horrible … And you appreciate every moment, ’cause it’s only gonna sag more. So let’s appreciate today and be brave.”
7. What makeup item she’d bring to a desert island
“It was Skincognito, our foundation stick, but now it’s the DB Highlighter Roller Ball. I’m obsessed. I love things that are, in one, able to cover blue and red and brown and purple. Because that’s the colors you have on your face. I have blue eyes, or purple blue, I have red capillaries, I have brown sun damage. And then you get the odd spot that’s bright red; I need something that can cover all those colors.”
8. Will she have more kids?
“I’m open-minded about it. We’re really happy with where we are … So I think if we got pregnant we’d be the happiest people on Earth, and then we’d just feel even luckier. I think we’d also be completely content to stay right where we are.”
9. On what motivates her
“I have no idea! It’s the weirdest thing. I think it’s just a mind that always is working and, instead of shutting it down, I embrace it.”
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Drew & Chris Miller both got challenged and decided to do their Ice Bucket Challenge together!