Drew Barrymore famously performed Gertie in “E.T.” when she was simply 7 years previous. Now, the 47-year-old is celebrating the film’s fortieth anniversary with a cast reunion on her speak present. On Halloween, Barrymore introduced castmates Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, and Robert McNaughton on “The Drew Barrymore Show” as they relived some cute highlights from the beloved film.
Barrymore remembered genuinely loving E.T. — or the puppet model of him, voiced by Pat Welsh — whereas she was filming the film. “I really loved him in such a profound way,” she mentioned. “I would go and take lunch to him.”
According to the cast, once they came upon about Barrymore’s affection for the alien, they have been certain to nurture it. “We found you over there just talking away to E.T. so we let [director] Steven [Spielberg] know, and so Steven, from that time on, appointed two guys to keep E.T. alive so whenever you came over to talk him, he could react to you,” Wallace, who performed Barrymore’s mom within the film, recalled. Thomas additionally mentioned that Barrymore requested the film’s costumer for a shawl “because he was gonna get cold.”
Clearly, E.T. had an everlasting affect on Barrymore, who apparently even considered her previous alien pal throughout a momentous level in her life — the beginning of her first youngster. “Olive, when she was born, looked identical to E.T. I kept sending pictures to Steven. I was tripping out,” Barrymore mentioned. “I was like, ‘I have given birth to E.T.’ and the older she grew and the bigger, the eyes went wider apart. I would send him pictures like, ‘Do you see? I gave birth to E.T.'”
“The Drew Barrymore Show” airs mornings at 9:30 ET. Ahead, try photographs from the reunion.