Drew recently photographed several rising stars – including Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games), Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) and Haley Bennett (who co-starred with Drew in Music and Lyrics). You can see the photos over at VMagazine.
Additionally, California indie rockers Best Coast won “Best Video Woodie” for “‘Our Deal (Extended Version),” directed by Drew Barrymore.
“Thanks to MTV. There is no venue or company like them,” said Drew Barrymore. “I wanted to tell a story set to the dreamy sounds of Best Coast’s music. I am lucky to have had this opportunity!!! I hope I get another!”
The 12th season of Turner Classic Movies’ (TCM) signature showcase, The Essentials, will open Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m. (ET) with the hilarious gender-bending comedy Some Like It Hot (1959). The presentation will mark the debut of Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Drew Barrymore as The Essentials‘ new co-host. Each week, she will take the chair opposite TCM host Robert Osborne each week to introduce a hand-picked classic film and offer commentary on its cultural relevance and what makes it a timeless, must-see movie. In addition to Some Like It Hot, the opening night of The Essentials will also feature a special late-night presentation of Rob Reiner’s rock-and-roll mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap (1984).
In the introduction for Some Like It Hot, Barrymore discusses what a huge fan she is of the film starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe. “I loved it so much when I was a kid,” she tells Osborne. “I found it so incredibly entertaining. The older I get, the more I appreciate the themes in the movie, and that sort of changes for me as I grow up. Billy Wilder definitely picked the right cast. He picked a cast with great chemistry.”
When it comes to This Is Spinal Tap, Barrymore says, “I couldn’t believe how groundbreaking this film was with its mockumentary style. They’re really having this perfect improv. I just appreciate it more and more and more and more.”
The lineup of movies selected by Barrymore and Osborne for the 12th season of The Essentials includes such enduring classics as George Cukor’s star-studded comedy Dinner at Eight (1933), which features Barrymore’s grandfather, John, and great uncle, Lionel; George Stevens’ comedic romance Alice Adams (1935), starring Katharine Hepburn and Fred MacMurray; William Wyler’s atmospheric version of Wuthering Heights (1939), starring Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon; Howard Hawks’ To Have and Have Not (1944), which paired future spouses Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall for the first time; Carol Reed’s thrilling mystery The Third Man (1949), with Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles; and Charles Vidor’s film noir Gilda (1946), with Glenn Ford and the sensuous Rita Hayworth.
Among the more contemporary films Barrymore and Osborne have chosen for The Essentials are Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), with an Academy Award®-winning performance by Ellen Burstyn; Herbert Ross’ film with original screenplay by Neil Simon The Goodbye Girl (1977), which earned Richard Dreyfuss an Oscar®; Steven Spielberg’s eye-popping sci-fi drama Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), starring Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon and French New Wave auteur Francois Truffaut; and Robert Benton’s domestic drama Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), with Oscar-winning performances by Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep.
“We’re thrilled Drew will be joining us throughout 2012 on The Essentials,” said Osborne. “I think she’s going to surprise people with her passion for great cinema and her abundant knowledge of film history.”
The following is the complete lineup for TCM’s 12th season of The Essentials, which airs each Saturday at 8 p.m. (ET), except where noted:
March 3 – Some Like It Hot (1959)
March 3 – Special Late-Night Presentation at 2 a.m.: This is Spinal Tap (1984)
March 10 – The Razor’s Edge (1946)
March 17 – Alice Adams (1935)
March 24 – The Goodbye Girl (1977)
March 31 – Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
April 7 – Gilda (1946)
April 14 – The Fallen Idol (1948)
April 21 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
April 28 – The Third Man (1949)
May 5 – Camille (1936)
May 12 – Diabolique (1955)
May 19 – Wuthering Heights (1939)
May 26 – Dinner at Eight (1933)
June 2 – Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)
June 9 – Jezebel (1938)
June 16 – Special Double Feature: The Way We Were (1973)
June 16 – Special Late-Night Presentation: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
June 23 – Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
June 30 – Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
July 7 – Summertime (1955)
July 14 – The Band Wagon (1953)
July 21 – To Have and Have Not (1944)
July 28 – What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Aug. 4 – Some Like it Hot (1959)
Aug. 11 – Lolita (1962)
Aug. 18 – Captains Courageous (1937)
Aug. 25 – The Razor’s Edge (1946)
Sept. 1 – Alice Adams (1935)
Sept. 8 – The Goodbye Girl (1977)
Sept. 15 – Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
Sept. 22 – Gilda (1946)
Sept. 29 – The Fallen Idol (1948)
Oct. 6 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Oct. 6 – Special Late-Night Presentation: The Wild Bunch (1969)
Oct. 13 – The Third Man (1949)
Oct. 20 – Camille (1936)
Oct. 27 – Diabolique (1955)
Nov. 3 – Wuthering Heights (1939)
Nov. 10 – Dinner at Eight (19)
Nov. 17 – Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)
Nov. 24 – Jezebel (19)
Dec. 1 – Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
Dec. 1 – Special Late-Night Presentation: Lost in America (1985)
Dec. 8 – Summertime (1955)
Dec. 15 – The Band Wagon (1953)
Dec. 22 – Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Dec. 29 – The Way We Were (1973)
Jan. 5, 2013– To Have and Have Not (1944)
Jan. 12, 2013 – Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Jan. 19, 2013 – Lolita (1962)
Jan. 26, 2013 – Captains Courageous (1937)
Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Drew Barrymore will co-host the 12th season of Turner Classic Movies’ (TCM) signature showcase: The Essentials. Barrymore will take the chair opposite TCM host Robert Osborne each week to introduce a hand-picked classic film and offer commentary on its cultural relevance and what makes it a timeless, must-see movie. The Essentials airs on Saturday nights, with the new season premiering in March 2012.
Click the read more to read the full article. I’ve added two images from the HQ promoshoot! Drew looks stunning in it, and I can’t wait to see her on the show.
Make sure you’re in this Saturday (October 10th) to catch Drew on Saturday Night Live. I can’t wait! Take a glimpse at the first promo for Drew’s guest appearance.
Drew Barrymore has called her career as an actress, director and producer an “amazing hat balancing act”. The star — who made her directing debut in new movie Whip It! — insists she is happy juggling multiple projects.
“I have been wanting to direct my whole life,” Barrymore said. “I finally found the project and spent enough years as a producer to learn exactly what it was going to entail.”
The 34-year-old also reassured her fans she won’t turn her back on acting. “I will always love acting, always love producing and now I am able to be a director as well,” she said.
“It is an amazing hat balancing act.”
“I feel as though I’m the wrong person to answer that because it’s such a personal thing for the people who are close to him. I met him when I was seven years old. He was the nicest man that one could ever, ever, ever know. He was a hero to us all from The Outsiders to all the wonderful films he made. He was a pleasure to work with in Donnie Darko. I’m actually finding out about this news right now in this conference, so I’m in a shell shocked state about it myself, but I think Eve said it best, which is our blessings are with the people around him who knew and loved him the best.“
Drew couldn’t have said that any better, and it was sad she had to find out in the press conference itself. Patrick will be missed immensely by his friends, family and of course his legion of fans. RIP.