Ask AP: Drew Barrymore

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on April 19, 2009

I heard that Drew Barrymore went into seclusion. Will she continue to make movies?
-Gene Golden, Lompoc, Calif.

You only heard half the story. Barrymore, 34, refused to talk on a cell phone, watch TV or read newspapers, but it was only for the three months she was playing "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale in the HBO movie Grey Gardens, based on the life of two charming eccentrics who were relatives of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Barrymore, the great-niece of actors Lionel and Ethel Barrymore and the granddaughter of actor John Barrymore, went to great lengths to prove that she has the acting chops of her Hollywood ancestors. "I put the horsey blinders on and shut out the world," she says.