Drew Barrymore said recently that she can go for years without being intimate with a man.
The topic arose while she was talking about Andrew Garfield being celibate for 6 months to prepare for his 2016 movie Silence.
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Now, Drew Barrymore is an icon!
She started out on the big screen at a young age, with E.T. being one of her most notable early performances.
She was a star from very early on.
Barrymore is the daughter of actor John Drew Barrymore Jr. and Ildiko Jaid Barrymore – her great-grandparents Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Drew and grandparents John Barrymore and Dolores Costello were also actors.
She made her big-screen debut at the age of 5 in Ken Russell’s Altered States.
But of course, her most famous role came 2 years later in 1982’s E.T. the Extraterrestrial.
It was an instant hit.
Shortly after the movie hit screens, Barrymore appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and even became Saturday Night Live’s youngest host.
But stardom wasn’t easy for the actress…
Her mom soon began taking her to nightclubs, and it was at Studio 54 and the China Club that Barrymore started to develop substance abuse issues… before she was even a teenager.
Barrymore was placed in a rehab center, later writing about the experience in her autobiography, Little Girl Lost.
However, after leaving, she quickly went back to old habits…
Her nightlife and constant partying became a popular headline generator for the media.
And sadly, aged fourteen, she tried to take her own life, which landed her back in rehab, followed by a 3-month stay with singer David Crosby and his wife.
“She needed to be around some people that were committed to sobriety,” Crosby said.
Barrymore was forced to grow up at a very early age.
And moved into her own apartment aged fifteen.
It was during this time that she struggled to get work.
Film projects were slow to materialize, though, she did make some minor films, including Irreconcilable Differences, Firestarter, and Cat’s Eye.
But in the ’90s she once again began to get more roles.
Including the likes of Poison Ivy (1992), Guncrazy (1992), and The Amy Fisher Story (1993).
And she made it her mission to put her childlike typecast behind her.
The star posed nude for spreads in Playboy and Andy Warhol’s Interview, and then exposed herself on live TV to a shocked David Letterman during his Late Night show birthday celebration.
She hit headlines for her behavior once again.
That year, the star co-founded a production company, Flower Films — which would go on to produce several big hits. On top of that, she gave a solid performance in the movie Boys on the Side, co-starring with Whoopi Goldberg, and Mary-Louise Parker.
Her fame began to boom again.
The actress earned praise when she co-starred in the popular comedy The Wedding Singer alongside Adam Sandler and in Ever After with Anjelica Huston.
The following year, Barrymore also earned her first credit as an executive producer with the comedy Never Been Kissed, in which she also starred.
As we moved into the ’00s, Barrymore produced and starred in the smash hit flick Charlie’s Angels, performing alongside Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Bill Murray.
It was a fan favorite…
Raking in more than $40 million in its opening weekend alone.
She has gone on to achieve so much…
Producing/starring in movies such as Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, 50 First Dates, and He’s Just Not That Into You.
And her success doesn’t just stop at acting.
She became the face of Covergirl Cosmetics and Gucci Jewelry in 2007, followed by being honored as the top pick on People magazine’s “100 Most Beautiful People” list that same year.
She now has 2 kids and has been able to firmly cement her status as a huge player in the movie and modeling industry.
But her most recent accomplishment is her chat show, The Drew Barrymore Show.
It began back in 2020 and has since featured dozens of special guests, with many sharing stories about their lives.
But one of Barrymore’s most recent guests has revealed something shocking that involved death threat letters being sent to her.
Actress Selma Blair opened up on the show about a particular chapter in her 2022 memoir Mean Baby.
In the book, she reveals that someone had penned these letters to Barrymore signed by Blair.
“In my book, I was very close to my mother. And my father and I went in and out of having some friendships, we never really clicked. Because he did something so unthinkable to me, I would never call him Dad again, really,” said Blair.
She explained that after getting an acting job, weird things began to happen, with the producers receiving letters “claiming I was a h***** addict,” which Blair denied.
“It was a real kind of poison pen letter about me, claiming to be an agent. They fired me before even shooting,” Blair continued. “They were lovely to me, but explained ‘We don’t know what’s going on, the liability. We don’t believe this, but…'”
Blair said that at the time she thought the letters were being sent by someone who “disliked me in high school,” but the tune quickly changed.
“I hear from a detective who said, ‘We know this is not you’ — this was like maybe almost a year later — ‘but someone has been writing letters to Drew Barrymore, poison pen letters, signed by Selma Blair,'” she said, revealing she was heartbroken by the news.
“I eventually, long story short, learned it was my father, someone involved with my father and he was letting this information get to her,” said Blair, who explained it was her dad’s girlfriend all along.
“When he found out it was her, he chose her and didn’t believe me. He said, ‘No she’s not doing this, you’re also ruining her life, you put a mickey in her drink at Starbucks.’ I’m like, ‘I’m in New York, I’ve never met her.'”
After learning the news about who was behind the letters after so long, Barrymore said: “Good news, [the letters] really didn’t get to me.”
“Then I received your book and then I was like, ‘F— this, I’m going after her, I want to heal this moment,'” Barrymore added. “Because it wasn’t real for me on my side because I would never doubt you and actually have been a total fan of yours on the side.”
You can watch the interview here.
And now, in more recent news with Barrymore…
The actress claimed that she could go through years without taking part in intimacy.
According to Entertainment Tonight, the forty-two-year-old guest, Ross Matthew joked, saying he abstained from intimacy during his entire 20s.
“Well, I get abstaining from s*x — I did that my entire 20s,” he said.
Barrymore added: “I was like, ‘What’s wrong with me that six months doesn’t seem like a very long time?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, so?’ “
Ross then added: “Drew can go six months, no big deal.”
To which Barrymore responded: “Oh, years.”
Back in March on the Drew Barrymore Show, she told Mathews that she sometimes dreams about her exes.
Mathew, responded, asking if she’d “had a dream of an ex that made you go ‘Oooh?’ ”
The forty-seven-year-old actress responded, saying, “I think that’s the only place I’m getting action these days, Ross.
“Every six months I’ll have the hottest dream and I’ll be like, ‘Oh my God.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, I am libidinous and alive.’ “
What are your thoughts?