Drew Barrymore

  • Aired:  01/26/12
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Drew Barrymore recalls working with Steven Spielberg as a little girl and thinks about recording a whale CD to promote her movie "Big Miracle." (6:22)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS IN A NEW

MOVIE ABOUT WHALES TRAPPED

UNDER THE ARCTIC ICE.

IT MUST BE A PERIOD PIECE

ABOUT WHEN THERE WAS ARCTIC

ICE.

PLEASE WELCOME DREW

BARRYMORE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: HEY, DREW,

LOVELY TO MEET YOU.

>> HI, HOW ARE YOU.

>> Stephen: WHAT A PLEASURE.

GOSH.

GIANT FAN.

>> I AM A FAN OF YOURS.

>> Stephen: OH THIS IS GOING

TO BE GREAT.

I HAVE BEEN A FAN OF YOU

EVER SINCE, YOU KNOW, YOU

WERE A KID.

ARE YOU NOT A KID ANY MORE,

ARE YOU A MATURE WOMAN, A

HOLLYWOOD POWER PLAYER.

CAN WE TALK ABOUT ET FOR A

SECOND JUST REAL QUICK.

OKAY.

YOU CRY IN THAT MOVIE.

DID SPIELBERG MAKE YOU CRY?

BECAUSE IF HE HARMED A HAIR

ON YOUR HEAD.

>> ARE YOU GOING TO PROTECT

ME.

>> Stephen: I WILL PROTECT

YOU.

HE IS A JERK.

HOW DID YOU DO THAT.

>> HE HAS THAT REPUTATION.

>> Stephen: HOW DID YOU DO

THAT?

>> YOU KNOW, I THINK HI

THINGS TO CRY ABOUT.

AND HE JUST TAPPED RIGHT IN

THERE.

>> Stephen: AT THAT AGE.

>> SURE.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE DEEP.

NOW YOU PROBABLY NEVER SEE A

SEQUEL OF THAT.

YOU EVER TALK ABOUT A SEQUEL

TO ET.

THAT SAY BIG, BIG FRANCHISE,

AN OPPORTUNITY.

>> I KNOW, I KNOW, IN ALL

SERIOUSNESS HE, FROM THE GET

G HE DIDN'T EVEN WANT TO

RELEASE IT ON DVD, BUT AT

THE TIME IT WAS LIKE BETA.

AND YEAH, I JUST THINK

HE-- IN FACT HE TOLD ME, HE

SAID I THINK IT WOULD YOU

KNOW, COME ACROSS THE WRONG

WAY.

HE'S LIKE I JUST DON'T THINK

IT WILL BE THE KIND OF FILM

THAT I WANT IT TO BE OR

OTHER PEOPLE WANT IT TO BE.

NOW I'M PARAPHRASING FROM

HIM.

>> Stephen: RIGHT, RIGHT.

WHAT ABOUT A PREQUEL.

BEFORE THE ALIEN GETS THERE,

AND IT'S JUST I WANT TO KNOW

MORE ABOUT THAT FAMILY.

>> I'M SUCH A SUCKER FOR

PREQUELLS.

>> Stephen: WHY DID DAD

LEAVE MOM, WE WANT TO KNOW.

>> EXACTLY.

>> Stephen: WHY ARE YOU

ALONE.

>> YOU COULD CALL US THE

WHERE'S MEXICO VERSION

BECAUSE I SAY THAT IN THE

FILM.

NOBODY OBVIOUSLY GOT THAT.

>> Stephen: NO, I UNDERSTAND

WITH.

WHERE IS THE MEXICO THAT IS

THE HEART BREAK HOME.

>> THAT IS WHERE THE DAD IS.

>> Stephen: I KNOW THAT YOU

DON'T HAVE TO TELL ME.

>> HE'S IN MEXICO AT SALLIE

AND THEN SHE GOES AND CRIES

AT THE SINK.

>> Stephen: I DON'T LIKE

SALLIE.

>> NEITHER DO I.

SHE'S A WHORE.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU, THANK

YOU.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE NEW

MOVIE.

THE NEW MOVIE IS CALLED BIG

MIRACLE.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: AND WE HAVE A

CLIP.

>> DOW.

YOU NEVER SHOW CLIPS.

I'M HONORED.

>> Stephen: WELL, DREW

BAR-- DREW BARRYMORE.

JIM.

>> WE ALL GIVE YOU THE LION

SHARE OF CREDIT AROUND HERE.

BECAUSE IF IT WEREN'T FOR

YOU, ALL THREE OF THOSE

WHALE WAS BE DEAD NOW.

>> YOU'RE NOT AS EASY TO

HATE AS I THOUGHT.

>> NEITHER ARE YOU.

>> STILL DOESN'T CHANGE THE

WAY I FEEL BUT TRYING TO

OPEN UP THE ARCTIC WILDLIFE

REFUGE FOR DRILLING.

>> YOUNG LADY T DOESN'T

CHANGE HOW I FEEL ABOUT IT

EITHER.

>> Stephen: SO DOES IT HAVE

A HAPPY ENDING?

(APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: I MEAN DOES-- GUESS

WHAT MI ASKING DO THEY

EVENTUALLY OPEN UP THE

ARCTIC WILE LIFE PRESERVE

FOR DRILLING BECAUSE IT'S SO

SAD THAT ALL THAT OIL IS

TRAPPED UNDERNEATH THE ICE.

>> I KNOW, I KNOW.

AND THAT'S TED DANSON

PLAYING THIS GUY McGRAW WHO

IS A BIG OIL DRILLER.

BUT THE AMAZING THING ABOUT

THIS MOVIE IS YOU KNOW, OIL

COMPANIES AND I PLAY, YOU

KNOW, A TIGHT-ASS HIPPIE WHO

IS FIGHTING IT FOR

GREENPEACE.

>> Stephen: TIGHT-ASS

HIPPIE.

THAT SAY TOUGH COMBINATION.

>> BY THE WAY, IT WAS A

LITTLE HARD.

I WAS LIKE HOW DO YOU BE IN

PEOPLE'S FACE AND STILL BE

LIKABLE.

I PLAY THIS REAL LIFE WOMAN.

>> Stephen: I REMEMBER THE

STORY T IS INCREDIBLE.

IT CAPTIVATED THIS THE

WORLD.

>> IT WAS THIS BIG HUGE

SMALL STORY THAT GOT BIGGER

AND BIGGER AND IT WAS

BECAUSE NEWS MED

WHERE-- MEDIA PUT THE STORY

OUT THERE TOM WERE CAW WAS

APPARENTLY A SUCKER FOR

THESE STORIES.

>> Stephen: THREE WHALES ARE

TRAPPED IN THE ICY-- THE ICE

ICE-- IN SHOULD REALLY BE A

MOVIE.

NOW WHAT--

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

NOW AND THIS WAS HUGE, RIGHT,

LIKE

INTERNATIONAL-- GOVERNMENTS

GOT INVOLVED.

>> THE AMAZING THING IS MY

CHARACTER WHO IS A

GREENPEACE ADVOCATES FIGHTS

AND FIGHTS AND FIGHTS AND

GOES TO THE GOVERNMENT LEVEL

TO GET THESE ICE BARGE

BREAKERS FROM THE NATIONAL

GUARD TO BREAK THROUGH.

AND THEN THE OIL COMPANIES

SEE THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY

FOR THEM TO LIKE LOOK BETTER

AND BRING THEIR BARGES IN.

AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN

THAT'S NOT WORKING SO THAT

THEY'VE GOT TO CALL, YOU

KNOW, THE WHITE HOUSE WHO

GETS INVOLVED BECAUSE THEY

WANT TO ELECT BUSH FROM THE

RECOGNIZE AN ADMINISTRATION.

>> Stephen: BUSH ONE.

>> WHO HAD A TERRIBLE

ENVIRONMENTAL RECORD, ALL OF

THEM.

>> Stephen: HE'S A FRIEND,

WATCH OUT.

>> AND THEN THE WHITE HOUSE

WANTS TO LOOK GOOD FROM

THIS.

SO THEY START, YOU KNOW,

DOING WHATEVER THEY CAN.

AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, YOU

KNOW MY CHARACTER IS SAYING

LOOK YOU'VE GOT TO BRING IN

THE SOVIETS BECAUSE THEY ARE

THE ONLY ONES WHO CAN COME

IN AND BREAK THIS ICE.

AND THE WHITE HOUSE DOESN'T

WANT TO DO THIS BECAUSE OF

THE COLD WAR.

NEXT THING YOU KNOW RONALD

REAGAN MY CHARACTER SAYS

FINE, IF YOU DIDN'T, YOU

KNOW, WANT TO DO THAT, WHEN

THE PEOPLE COME AND ASK ME

AS THE GREENPEACE LADY THAT

HAS BEEN SPEARHEADING THIS

WHOLE MOVEMENT, I'M GOING TO

TELL THEM THAT RONALD REAGAN

KILLED THOSE WHALES.

>> Stephen: EVENTUALLY

REAGAN WENT UP THERE AND

JUST PUNCHED A HOLE IN THAT

ICE.

SAID MR. GORBACHEV, TEAR

DOWN THIS GLACIER.

NOW LISTEN, IS THERE AN

ALBUM, BECAUSE YOU KNOW

ALBUMS SELL GREAT WITH SONGS

ASSOCIATED WITH MOVIES.

IS THERE AN ALBUM OF LIKE,

OF LIKE WHALING SONGS THAT

GO WITH THIS.

>> DO YOU HAPPEN TO KNOW OF

ANY GOOD WHALE SONGS.

>> Stephen: OH, WHO RAY AND

HERE RAY AND UP SHE RISES UP

SHE RISES EARLY IN THE

MORNING.

YOU SING THAT YOU GET THAT,

THROW A LITTLE-- ON IT OR

SOMETHING LIKE THAT, MARY J.

BLIGE.

>> WHAT IF WE DID LIKE A

STEPHEN COLBERT, YOU KNOW,

SING SONGS FOR THE WHALES

CD.

>> Stephen: WELL, THE MOVIE

GOING TO BE A HUGE SUCCESS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: DREW BARRYMORE,

BIG MIRACLE IN THE THEATRES