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Ali   September 13, 2015 Articles, Images

As a mom to two young daughters, Drew Barrymore doesn’t have a ton of time right now to be acting in films. Unless you can make her cry.

Barrymore and Toni Collette (United States of Tara) star in Miss You Already, a heartstring-plucking drama about lifelong friends Jess (Barrymore) and Milly (Collette) coping with Milly’s breast cancer. It premiered Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival and opens wide on Nov. 6

When Barrymore’s agent insisted she read the script, she did so while holding then-newborn daughter Frankie in her arms and trying to feed toddler Olive breakfast.

“I was trying to hide my tears from my daughter because I didn’t want to scare her,” said Barrymore, who was so taken with the story that she couldn’t say no.

While she likely won’t be pouring drinks at homey dive bar Sweaty Betty’s on this visit to Toronto – as she famously did in 2009, during the wrap party for her movie Whip It – Barrymore loves the Toronto International Film Festival vibe.

“It just has a focus that’s the greatest place to show movies,” Barrymore said. “It’s twofold – the audiences are extraordinary, and the festival is like the most important festival on a business level. I mean, if you get into Toronto, it’s a serious deal.”

With Barrymore balancing parenting, film production and her successful cosmetics company, time is perhaps her most precious commodity. But she realizes that if there’s going to be another Charlie’s Angels movie – Barrymore starred in and produced the 2000 and 2003 instalments – time is running out.

“I’m like, ‘We’d better do this before we’re all in wheelchair,’ because that’s more of like the Naked Gun version,” Barrymore said. “Everyone’s life is in a very distinct place, and movies are not the universe of a bunch of people who were involved in making the first two. So it’s tricky, but we talk about it very seriously.”

But despite any rumours you may have heard, one thing that’s never going to happen is a sequel to 1982’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, the Steven Spielberg classic that made seven-year-old Drew Barrymore a household name.

“He does not ever want to make a sequel to that,” Barrymore said of her friend and godfather, Spielberg. “He didn’t at the time, and he doesn’t now. That would be really weird.”


Ali   September 13, 2015 Miss You Already, Videos

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.

Ali   September 13, 2015 Events, Images

Drew’s new film Miss You Already had it’s premiere last night at the Toronto Film Festival. Drew wore a tropical floral print navy gown and looked beautiful.

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Drew Barrymore Online > 2015 > September 12 | Toronto Film Festival – Miss You Already Premiere

Ali   September 12, 2015 Events, Images

Drew attended the Opening Night of Refinery29 Presents 29 Rooms in New York City yesterday!

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Drew Barrymore Online > 2015 > September 10 | Refinery29 Presents 29Rooms, A Celebration Of Style And Culture During NYFW 2015

Ali   September 4, 2015 Miss You Already

JUST weeks after her best friend Cameron Diaz touched down in Australia, Hollywood’s darling, Drew Barrymore is set to do the same for the premiere of her latest film Miss You Already.

Barrymore, who stars in the emotional comedy-drama with Aussie actor Toni Collette, is expected to arrive here ahead of the September 30 screening.

Barrymore, 40, and Collette, 42, will walk the red carpet at the Sydney State Theatre to not only promote the film, but to help fund research for the National Breast Cancer Foundation in partnership with Entertainment One Films.

The film, directed by Catherine Hardwicke from a screenplay by Morwenna Banks, follows two best friends as they navigate the highs and lows of life and a shocking cancer diagnosis.

The visit will be Barrymore’s first official outing since the birth of her second child, Frankie.

The mother of two has previously said she struggled to return to work because she was so satisfied with life as a mother and wife.

“I didn’t think I could go back to work honestly. I didn’t want to be away from my kids and it just wasn’t the priority.”


Ali   September 1, 2015 Miss You Already, Videos

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.

Ali   August 22, 2015 Images

Added three new images to the gallery from a shoot Drew did back in 2013.

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Drew Barrymore Online > Outtakes > 2013 > 010

Ali   August 21, 2015 Articles, Magazines

Drew is featured in the new issue of In Touch Weekly Magazine … here is a highlight of her interview.

Despite more than three decades in show business, Drew Barrymore doesn’t bother trying to meet Hollywood’s absurd standards of perfection.

“I really don’t care about that,” Drew tells In Touch.

In the new issue, the mother-of-two reveals what’s really important to her.

“I just need to be a mom and get through every day, like most women.”

Drew explains how the pressure to look a certain way in image-obsessed Hollywood doesn’t affect her, especially after becoming a mother.

“Have you seen me photographed on the street?” Drew quips, “I think that answers your question.”

Drew has always been that carefree, confident woman, telling In Touch: “I was pretty damn confident in my 20s. I wore slips on the red carpet. Now I’m in muumuus! I was brave because I wasn’t really thinking about anything, just being. Now I’m much more conservative, especially being a mom.”

“I love the very exposed, humorous, imperfect, never-trying-to-pretend to-be-perfect journey that I have been on in my life.”

For the full interview with Drew, including her biggest challenge as a mom and if she is planning on more children, pick up the latest issue of In Touch, on newsstands now!