Drew Barrymore’s first Talk Show Guest Is Her 7-Year-Old Self! On Thursday, the Santa Clarita Diet actress, now 45, shared the first promo for her upcoming CBS daytime talk series on Instagram.
Barrymore has been shining on the silver screen as a child actress, ever since she was 5 years old. So, in honor of her upcoming talk show premiere, the Never Been Kissed star decided to take a walk down memory lane and interview her 7-year-old self. In the 30-second spot, Barrymore splices herself into a throwback clip of her appearing on The Tonight Show, in July 1982. However, instead of Johnny Carson, her adult self is seated as the host.
“Please welcome Drew Barrymore!” says the actress at the start of the promo, as the camera widens to show a little Drew just after starring in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. Adult Drew is seen wearing a striking crimson button up shirt with a matching tie, while wearing her brunette locks straight and over her back. Little Drew had on a cute hot pink dress with a matching bow in her hair.
“I’ve been waiting all my life to meet you”
Some of the repurposed lines from the original interview worked perfectly for the new clip. Like when young Drew says, “I’ve been waiting all my life to meet you.” The older Barrymore replies, “It’s been a wild ride. Can you believe I have two daughters around your age?” Little Drew scrunches her face reacting to news of her future kids, saying, “That’s kinda scary.”
The actress, who is now a mom to daughters Frankie, 6, and Olive, 7½ , then says she has “so much to fill you in on.”
“I’m so excited I could scream!”
“Want to hear about our new daytime show?” she asks the ’80s child star, who wholesomely says, “Love to!” The host then explains that her hour-long show will be spent ‘celebrating life.’ “I’m so excited I could scream! Wanna do it with me?” adult Barrymore asks her younger self. Both then perform their most dramatic shrieks as the audience cheers. At the time, Drew was receiving widespread acclaim for her heartwarming role in E.T., which seemed to cement her acting status quite early on.
Updates on ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’
The Drew Barrymore Show, which debuts on Sept. 14, was announced back in October, when the movie star said the opportunity is “beyond my wildest dreams.” Barrymore said in a statement at the time that she was “truly thrilled and honored to be creating this show with CBS.”
In the lead up to the show’s premiere, a few other series will air online, including “The Art of the Interview,” where she gets advice from other famous hosts, as well as “Drew’s Cookbook Club” and “Drew’s Movie Nite.”
“Drew’s creating a movement to march in the army of optimism”
According to the official press release, The Drew Barrymore Show is branded as “optimism TV” that will provide “information, inspiration and entertainment.”
“Known worldwide for her infectious brand of humor and positivity, host Drew Barrymore will share her undeniably relatable point of view on the show while celebrating every part of humanity along the way,” reads the press release. “Drew’s creating a movement to march in the army of optimism with a multi-topic format. She will elevate, inspire and entertain in every area and in every segment. From human interest stories to happy news to lifestyle segments and celebrity guests.”
The Drew Barrymore Show is set to premiere September 14 on CBS.
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