Drew Barrymore defends her intimate interviewing type, which sees her hug and kneel in entrance of company: 'I really feel this magnetic pull'

  • Drew Barrymore spoke about her up-close-and-personal interviewing type with Jimmy Fallon.
  • On “The Drew Barrymore Present,” she often sits on the ground or kneels in entrance of her company.
  • Fallon joked, “You may’t sit in your chair!” to which she responded: “I really feel this magnetic pull.”

Drew Barrymore is making no apologies for her up-close-and-personal interviewing type on her eponymous speak present.

Showing on “The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday, the actor-turned-talk present host mentioned that she thinks she has “listed in the exact opposite excessive” of the interviewers that she skilled whereas arising in Hollywood.

Barrymore, who famously spent a variety of her youth on the couches of tv personalities after her breakout position in “E.T. the Further-Terrestrial” on the age of seven, defined that her “entire life” she skilled a stage of monotony when it got here to those appearances.

“I would be so excited if somebody requested me a special query or there was good power within the room,” she mentioned.

The “Charlie’s Angels” star mentioned that when it got here to internet hosting a chat present herself, she “did not suppose it was going to be simple,” however thanked Fallon for the recommendation he shared together with her earlier than she started internet hosting the present in September 2020.

Barrymore’s speak present was just lately renewed for a fourth season and nominated for a number of Daytime Emmy Awards.

“There’s all completely different sorts of interviews and conversations. You are extra of a conversationalist, you’re taking the armor off piece-by-piece, you’ve enjoyable, there is not any ‘gotchas’ right here,” Barrymore instructed Fallon.

Fallon then pointed to the enjoyable Barrymore has on her personal set. He joked that in a current interview with fellow little one star Brooke Shields, the “E.T.” actor was “principally spooning” the mannequin.

Drew Barrymore interviewing Brooke Shields on her talk show in April.

Drew Barrymore interviewing Brooke Shields on her speak present in April 2023.

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“Yeah, and we bought a lot nearer than that at sure factors too,” she responded. “I am on my knees, I am hugging.”

Fallon joked: “You may’t sit in your chair!”

“No, I really feel this magnetic pull,” Barrymore mentioned. “My therapist would say, ‘You are not speculated to get hooked up to issues.’”

“However I am so hooked up to this,” she continued. “I really like doing this present a lot. I get to be taught from folks each day. I get to have these nice conversations that I undoubtedly take one thing away with.”

“It is at all times enhancing my life, it is profound, it is enjoyable,” she added. “It is whiplash comedy as a result of that is like life, the heavier it will get the extra you need to giggle.”