Earlier today, I shared a bit of an interview with Kristin Bell, who plays a reporter in the upcoming family movie, Big Miracle. Her co-star, Drew Barrymore, plays an environmental activist who works with reporter Adam Carlson (played by John Krasinski) to save a family of gray whales.
Crystal Patriarche, the Director of Content for the Parenting Channel at SheKnows, recently had an opportunity to attend the press junket for Big Miracle, so we have some fun Barrymore tidbits to share.
What stood out for me was Barrymore’s response to a question about whether she was wearing makeup in the movie. “I did wear a little tiny, tiny bit [of makeup],” Barrymore said. “I think that if you’re happy on the inside with a little concealer is amazing.”
I tell my daughter all the time that when she’s happy on the inside, she’s beautiful on the outside. Cheesy, maybe, but it’s true. Beauty radiates from within.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Barrymore is absolutely adorable when she’s casual and chilling out and stunning when she’s done up!
“I like to play dress up, you know? Sometimes, I want to wear all pink and put on a lot of makeup and then, sometimes, it’s sweat pants,” Barrymore admitted. I don’t think there’s anything more that I value than my sweatpants. I just like being at home and being cozy.”
Amen, sister. While Barrymore isn’t a mom, for some mamas, there’s nothing more valuable than her comfy yoga pants.
When asked whether she feels passionately about anything — as much as her character in Big Miracle, who jumped into the water with the whales — Barrymore responded with a resounding yes.
“I feel that way about film making or work,” Barrymore said. “And then, I’ve tried to become more philanthropically aware and I think when you’re trying to do your job and it’s very meaningful to you… You want to learn and grow up and get outside of yourself and do things that are meaningful to other people, whether that’s very private or in a very small capacity or the bigger you can try to be.”
We love Barrymore, and her honestly and genuine personality always seems to shine through. Big Miracle hits theaters on Friday and promises to be an uplifting feel-good movie for families.