Drew Barrymore teases Adam Sandler's show return
While her hit stand-up show has kept her busy, Drew Barrymore has teased her return to the show if her best friend and fellow actor Adam Sandler is involved.
Drew Barrymore teased her acting return with longtime friend and collaborator Adam Sandler. One of Hollywood's longest-serving actors, Barrymore rose to fame at age 7 with his performance in Steven Spielberg's beloved E.T. Alien. A member of the Barrymore family of actors, she quickly became a household name, starring in Charlie's Angels (2000), Never Been Kissed (1999), Poison Ivy (1992), Scream (1996) and Ever After (1998). Her role in 2009's Gray Gardens earned critical acclaim, for which she won a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Barrymore's most recent credits include the Netflix series "The Santa Clarita Diet," which was canceled in 2019. She announced an indefinite hiatus through 2021 as her titular syndicated talk show begins.
Now, in an interview with PEOPLE, Drew Barrymore has teased her return to the show on the condition that pal and co-star Adam Sandler be involved. While hosting her current talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, she's keeping her busy, saying she loves directing and wants to get back to the filmmaking side. She made her directing debut in 2009 with Whip It. The show, on the other hand, had to include Barrymore's Sandler involved. Check out what Barrymore had to say below:
"I loved directing, maybe [I'd do] commercials and TV... As soon as you talk about Adam Sandler, I'm like, 'Oh, well maybe. Sure"
Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore’s Relationship History
Sandler and Barrymore have a long history of working together, with The Wedding Singer in 1998 marking their first collaboration. Widely regarded as Sandler's best comedy, he played wedding singer Robbie Hart opposite Barrymore's Julia Sullivan, a waitress who falls in love after realizing his fiancé is not for him her. The Wedding Singer, which grossed $123 million worldwide, was also well received by critics. Sandler and Barrymore had an undeniable onscreen chemistry before reuniting in 2004 for 50 First Dates, in which Sandler played Henry, a retired Marine and overzealous womanizer. The gangster falls in love with Lucy (Barrymore). However, Henry's plans to pursue Lucy are complicated when he discovers that Lucy suffers from amnesia and wakes up each day with no memory of what happened before, forgetting their first date in the process.
Ten years later, Sandler and Barrymore fell in love again on the big screen. This romantic comedy follows single parents Jim (Sandler) and Lauren (Barrymore) on a blind date. After a horrible experience, the two agree to never see each other again. To their surprise, they had to learn to get along After finishing at the same African safari resort. Despite the much-anticipated reunion of Sandler and Barrymore, Half Blood received a poor response from critics and did the same in theaters, below budget.
While their recent collaboration has been a bit of a disappointment, Sandler and Barrymore have a chance to make a great comeback in the future. However, it's likely to be a while before that happens, as Barrymore's schedule is packed with her hit show, The Drew Barrymore Show. Still, it's exciting to know that Barrymore won't turn down another chance to work with Sandler. Based on the criticism and general reaction to Blended, the two might go down different paths and do something more serious. Even so, it's possible to see the two fall in love on screen. While Barrymore's acting hiatus could continue for a few more years, her interest in working with Sandler reassures the iconic actor's return.
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