Seacrest interviews Barrymore during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about Safe Kids Organization.
As a parent, when I’m not on Japanese food tours, my highest priority in life above everything is doing the best for and by my kids. I think we think a lot and live a lot by bringing our kids up safely. But there’s so much about keeping your kids safe in a logistical, pragmatic, new studies, latest research, laws-changing way that will be the biggest game-changer in a parent’s life…It has to do with everything from the message being put into your brain of, you never leave your child unattended in a bathtub. When are the shots important? I didn’t have parents that I could look to and ask those questions. So these current standards on the safety of children, I think, are so incredibly done by this organization.
Barrymore appears on the cover of People to discuss bringing home her second child and the happiness that goes along with it.
I have no brain capacity to do anything right now! But I have my heart. And I can love my kids like nobody’s business.
Sandler stars with Drew Barrymore in Blended, about two parents who take their family on an African Safari and share a resort suite with another family. Talking with Barrymore:
Yeah, that’s right. We loved that lake. Yeah, I could see doing an On Golden Pond kind of movie. That would be great, but maybe with a few more jokes in there. We both have new things going on in our lives since “The Wedding Singer” to “50 First Dates” to now. We both have families, but we’ve always stayed in touch. We’ve always been good friends and we check in on each other as much as possible. No matter what’s going on, I’m always pulling for Drew, and I feel the same about her. Whenever I’m doing something, I know she’s pulling for me. We just have a nice friendship
In this comedy directed by Frank Coraci, Barrymore plays Reynolds, a divorcee with two sons, who meets Friedman (Adam Sandler) a widower with three sons on a blind date. They get stuck together at a resort where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the relationship. Co-starring Bela Thorne, Terry Crews and Wendi McLendo.
We got to improvise a lot, but we went into it with a great script. There are some movies where it’s a little more loose, or that are very strict and they won’t let you stray from the script. But with Adam’s movies, you also get to play. You have the comfort of knowing that you’re getting the goods, but then you have the awesome scary-excited feeling of knowing that you have to come up with fun stuff to do, on the day, to give them options in editing. It’s fun. The night before, you get weird ideas. It’s just awesome
Sandler and Barrymore sing about being in a romantic comedy together every ten years while Fallon plays the guitar.
Seacrest interviews Barrymore during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions about her role in the film Blended.
It had been like three years since I made a movie because I needed to take time off to create my family but I got back to work with my cinematic soul mate Adam Sandler and we made this film called Blended and it comes out Memorial Day, and I just couldn’t be more proud and excited about this film. I think it’s as good as the films we’ve made. And it’s where Adam and I are at in life. It’s about kids. It’s about family. But it’s really, really funny and then it sneaks up and pulls at your heart strings and gets the emotions going.
Barrymore talks to Winfrey about marriage, being a good parent with no childhood examples and past in an interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter.
Because you can take every experience in your life especially the hard or the bad or the wrong and right it all. Because it’s always a good blueprint.
Barrymore appears on the cover of the January 2013 issue of Allure magazine. She talks about her relationship with her husband and her rebellious phase.
It’s embarrassing to go through any rebellious stage in front of people that you love and respect, and yet I’m glad I did. I’m glad I lived such a full life before I settled down into a family, because I got to enjoy it and get it out of my system.
Barrymore is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Edith “Little Edie” Beale on Grey Gardens.
Barrymore plays Edith “Little Edie” Beale, daughter of Edith “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale, in this biographical drama written and directed by Michael Sucsy and based on a true story. Little Edie tries to make a life for herself away from her mother and their home, Grey Gardens, but is drawn back to her and together they descend into squalor and isolation. Co-starring Jessica Lange and Jeanne Tripplehorn. On becoming Little Edie:
I knew it wasn’t something I would be talented enough to step into a few weeks before. I’m like a valley girl who is in opposition to Edie, so I knew I had to take a lot of time to become her, learn her mannerisms, change my facial structure to make it like hers. I just wanted to be her.
Barrymore appears on the cover of People after turning 30 and to discuss her father’s death.
It made me want to look at myself and see what behavior I want to bring into my 30s and what I want to leave in my 20s. The first trait she chucked: guilt. Because I’m such a people-pleaser and from an unstable background. I translate too many things into guilt. I’m ready to let go of that.
Barrymore plays Danielle, a girl of noble birth, in this fairytale drama written and directed by Andy Tennant. When Danielle’s father dies shortly after marrying her stepmother Rodmilla (Anjelica Huston), Danielle grows up to be little more than a servant in her own home. After she pretends to be of higher station to the Prince, he falls in love with her and she is invited to the ball. Co-starring Dougray Scott. On working with Huston:
I got so into the idea of Huston and Barrymore working together, our ancestors looking down on us. I was like, ‘Let’s go!’
Barrymore plays Julia Sullivan, a waitress at a banquet hall, in this comedy directed by Frank Coraci. Julia is engaged to be married but finds herself drawn to the hall’s wedding band lead singer, who has just been left at the altar. Co-starring Adam Sandler. On working with Sandler:
I was just trying to convince him of my plot, because I was scheming. I was a scheming MacPherson because I knew we were supposed to partner up.