Drew Barrymore holds movie nights for kids on her block
Drew Barrymore holds a weekly movie screening for the children in her neighborhood.
The 41-year-old actress would like to see her daughters Olive, four, and Frankie, three, whom she has with her ex-husband Will Kopelman, follow in her footsteps and carve out a career in the film industry and she feels the best way to give them a gentle nudge in the right direction is by hosting little blockbuster gatherings for all the youngsters who live nearby.
Speaking on UK TV show ‘Loose Women’ on Thursday (02.02.17), she said: "Every Monday night we have movie night and we have a bunch of kids from her school or the neighborhood and I’m like, ‘Do you want to announce it?’ And she’s like, ‘Ladies and gentlemen tonight we’re showing ‘Home Alone’.’ And she’ll literally run into it."
But, although the little ones have already started showing an interest in the movie life, Olive never used to be so accepting of the industry and would get upset when fans approached her famous mother for a photograph and autograph while out and about in public.
She said: "I have to say it was very difficult for me as a mom – especially with Olive who’s a very intuitive and sensitive creature. When people would come up to me and say, ‘Hi, can I have a picture and autograph or whatever.’ It really upset her for a while but now she gets it and she’s moved on to other things and I’m very happy about that."
Drew shot to fame at a young age when she was cast as Gertie in ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ and, growing up in the spotlight lead to her dabbling in drugs and knocking back booze at showbiz parties, but she doesn’t regret her previous wild ways.
She said: "My younger self would have been like, ‘Do whatever you want.’ And I’m glad I got to live that life because my older self, who is a mom, is like, ‘Everything has consequences.’ "