If you starred in a movie, would you watch it? While many people would likely say yes, Drew Barrymore isn’t one of them. The actress and talk show host recently opened up about why she doesn’t watch her own movies during an episode of “The Drew Barrymore Show.”
“You Won’t Catch Drew Barrymore Watching Her Own Movies!”
Barrymore, 47, explained that when her girls, Olive, 10, and Frankie, 8, started watching movies that she starred in, they called them “mom movies.” When asked what it’s like for Barrymore seeing herself in movies, she responded, “I’m like, [giggles in a giddy way] and then I just keep going. I’ll like stop and pause for a minute but then I think I’m so afraid to be caught watching my own films that I eventually quickly move on.”
She continued explaining her thoughts on watching her own movies with a story about a time she was on a plane. “By the way, a film that I was on, I think it was like ‘Wedding Singer’ or something was on a plane and it was on the screen that I had and I quickly turned it,” she said. “Cause I was like can you imagine if anyone walked by?”
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Followers of “The Drew Barrymore Show” on TikTok left their thoughts on Barrymore’s “mom movies” in the comment section of a clip captioned, “You won’t catch #DrewBarrymore watching her own #movies 👀.”
“Your ‘mom’ movies are soooo good tho! 🥰🥰🥰” one follower said. “Ma’am, you are a national treasure. You can and should watch your work whenever you’d like!🥰” another added.
One fan suggested that the actress watch her movies writing, “You should be proud of your work! No shame in celebrating your wonderful movies.” Another added to that thought saying, “Who cares what others think?? YOU put in the labor and dedication…be proud of your work! ⭐️🥰”
“The Drew Barrymore Show” Is Currently The Fastest Growing Daytime Show
Barrymore recently spoke to PEOPLE about how the show came to be for her. Elaine Bauer Brooks, executive vice president of development and multiplatform content at CBS called Barrymore in 2019 and asked her to do a sales tape. “I’m like, ‘Let’s make no mistake, this is an audition,’” she said. “I’m happy to prove to myself I can do this, let alone anyone else.”
Barrymore had one condition when it came to hosting the show. She didn’t want it to be all about celebrities. “I said, “I don’t want to do a show where all I do is talk insider baseball. That isn’t the growth I’m looking for. But if you would be willing to do a balance [of celebrity and other stories], I would really want to do the show,’” she explained.
“The Drew Barrymore Show” launched in September 2020 in the middle of the pandemic. It struggled a bit in the beginning and Barrymore said her original vision wasn’t right for daytime. COVID lockdown also didn’t exactly help the show have a strong beginning. “I was talking in a room by myself. I was writing monologues at night alone,” she recalled. After some focus groups and necessary changes, things turned around for the show and this fall, ratings shot up 70 percent.
Drew Barrymore Tries To Find Balance With Work And Home Life
While Barrymore is busy hosting and producing the show, as well as her entrepreneurial gigs, she would love to find more balance between her work life and mom life. “I just want to be home with the kids. I’ve never had balance,” she said. “I’m like a wrecking ball of a pendulum. Agony, ecstasy. Heavier, thinner. Happier, totally depressed. Working my ass off, completely lost and broken, not knowing what I’m doing. Balance is an elusive b—h that haunts me. I would love to find that in my 50s.”