Watch: Drew Barrymore promos new talk show by interviewing her 7-year-old self
In a short promotion video, a present-day Barrymore interviews her 7-year-old self, using footage from a 1982 appearance on ‘The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson’ when she was promoting the movie ‘E.T.’
Drew Barrymore has found her first guest for her new daytime talk show “The Drew Barrymore Show”: herself.
In a short promotion video, a present-day Barrymore interviews her 7-year-old self, using footage from a 1982 appearance on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” when she was promoting the movie “E.T.” according to CNN.
“Shooting this clip was so fun and a little emotional as my own 7 year old daughter Olive sat in as my 7 year old self,” Barrymore said in an Instagram post. “So, I am actually speaking to her too. I cannot wait to share this show with you. It is so personal to me and I’m grateful and proud of the journey it took us all to get this made!”
In the clip, Barrymore introduces her younger self, who says, “I’ve been waiting all my life to meet you,” according to USA Today.
Present-day Barrymore says, “It’s been a wild ride. Can you believe I have two daughters your age?”
“That’s kinda scary,” the 7-year-old Barrymore says.
“The Drew Barrymore Show,” which premieres Sept. 14 on CBS, will “spend an hour every day celebrating life,” according to the video. The goal is to “elevate, inspire and entertain in every area and in every segment from human interest stories to happy news to lifestyle segments and celebrity guests,” according to USA Today.
Celebrities have reacted to Barrymore’s new show with excitement. On the Instagram post, actress Cameron Diaz wrote, “Stop!!! OMG this is gonna be even better than I thought!!” Talk show host Jimmy Fallon called it “the best thing I’ve ever seen,” USA Today reported.