Quote: "When I turned 30, I was like, it's time to scare the s**t out of myself again. And I'm glad, because now I have Grey Gardens and WHIP IT to show for it... I didn't know this was what my 30s were going to be like." Actress Drew Barrymore has surprised herself with bold career choices.
Fact: Drew Barrymore's TV movie Grey Gardens was a big hit for HBO network executives - the programme drew 1.8 million viewers when it debuted in the U.S. on Saturday night (18Apr09), becoming HBO's fourth most-watched original premiere movie since 2004.
Quote: "There are moments when I feel incredibly maternal towards Drew. I remember one time, I went to watch her at a dance rehearsal. She was learning how to foxtrot, and I know it was a hard dance, and I felt this welling of pride. And I realised this is what I would feel like if I were sitting there watching one of my own children." Actress Jessica Lange developed a maternal bond with Drew Barrymore while filming their hit new TV movie Grey Gardens.
Quote: "At the end of the night... she would take her costume off and she'd have this little wig cap on and she'd have her fat suit on and she'd do this little dance. And she'd call it the Ebenezer, because she looked like Ebenezer Scrooge with the little nightcap! It was pretty cute." Grey Gardens director MICHAEL SUSCY loved Drew Barrymore's onset antics.
Quote: "I said, 'I will shut out the world. I will not talk to my friends. I will give up my life for this, because I don't think that you can play this character and have a social life and balance the two mentalities.'" Drew Barrymore swore off socialising to play real-life recluse Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens.
Fact: Drew Barrymore will star as JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS' cousin, LITTLE EDIE, in the movie Grey Gardens. The film focuses on the former US first lady's eccentric relatives and their run-in with the health department for living with a tribe of flea-infested cats.