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Capone chats with the lovely, talented and fierce director of WHIP IT, Drew Barrymore!!!

Published at: Sept. 29, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST by Capone

Hey folks. Capone in Chicago here. Drew Barrymore has been starring in movies almost as long as I've been paying attention to them seriously. And it's still difficult for me to grasp that she's only 34 and has been making films (beginning with 1980's ALTERED STATES) for nearly 30 years. As a child, she tended to get cast in genre works, including E.T.: THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL, FIRESTARTER, and CAT'S EYE. But when she turned 18, she discovered her on-screen sexuality and wild side with movies like POISON IVY, GUN CRAZY, BAD GIRLS, and the memorable TV film THE AMY FISHER STORY. Some of my favorite Barrymore works include her romantic comedies with Adam Sandler (THE WEDDING SIGNER and 50 FIRST DATES) as well as other lighter films like NEVER BEEN KISSED and MUSIC AND LYRICS. When Drew started up her own production company, Flower Films, she started picked interesting a wide variety of works to showcase both herself (CHARLIE'S ANGELS) and up-and-coming writer-directors like Richard Kelly, and we must honor Barrymore for being a producer on DONNIE DARKO. This Friday Barrymore enters yet another phase in her career--directing. With her debut effort as a director, WHIP IT, Barrymore has made one of the most purely entertaining films of the season. It has its predictable moments, to be sure, by I had an absolute blast watching this film for both the roller derby sequences and the clearly personal scenes between Ellen Page and Marcia Gay Harden as a contentious mother and daughter, something Barrymore knows a little something about and is willing to discuss. This interview took place just days before the Emmy Awards, in which Drew was rightfully nominated as lead actress in a miniseries or movie for "Grey Gardens", in which she plays 'Little' Edith Bouvier Beale (she lost to her co-star Jessica Lange). In my estimation, it's the best acting Barrymore has done to date in her career. As you might expect, Barrymore is friendly, open, and extremely easy to talk to. We only had about 10 minutes to talk about WHIP IT and a three-decades-long career--clearly an impossibility--but I attempt to make the most of it and not necessarily as the same questions every other journalist was posing on her multi-city press tour. The night before our talk, I introduced Barrymore to an eager audience, including some local derby ladies, before a screening of WHIP IT, and she made some incredibly sincere remarks about why she made the film and creating opportunities for herself and women in film through her production company. To explain the beginning of our interview, the reason drew only introduced the Chicago WHIP IT screening and didn't do a post-screening Q&A is because she was scheduled to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the Cubs seventh-inning stretch. But since the WHIP IT screening got started late, the potential arose where Drew would do her singing and return to the theater for a surprise Q&A (the audience never had a clue she was considering this). But the game ran long, and time ran out, so no Q&A. Enjoy Drew Barrymore…
Capone: Hello, again! Drew Barrymore: How are you? Capone: Good to see you again. DB: Good to see you, too. Capone: So, it was a long game. DB: It was so long. I was really bummed, because, you know, I really like to do Q&As. There’s no way it would have worked. And, I literally had the van ready to peel out and get back there to try and get to the Q&A, but the game went long. I was like, "No-o-o-o-o-o!" Capone: Yeah, and I knew if you got roped into the booth interview they do after the singing that we’d never see you. The timing would have been bad. But, it was fun. The crowd loved it. DB: Yeah, I know, it sucks, because I don’t like to intro a film, because I want to let it speak for itself, and then, I love to answer questions and engage with the audience. But, at least, they know I was there. Capone: And, no one knew you were thinking about coming back, so no one was disappointed. And, they loved the movie. DB: Okay, good. I wanted to surprise them by coming back, but the darn game went long. Capone: So what’s going on with your hair [blonde tresses with black fringe at the ends]. I love it, is it for a role, or is that just for you? DB: Yeah, it’s just me. I like to change it up and have fun, you know? Capone: First of all, good luck on Sunday [Emmy nomimation for “Grey Gardens”]. DB: Oh, thank you. I forget about it, because I just think it’s too dangerous for the ego to let that seep in, so I will celebrate it in the moment. I haven’t thought about it. And, then, I will move on afterwards. Capone: I forget, was "Grey Gardens" something you produced as well? DB: I did not produce that. Capone: You did not, okay. I did think it was interesting that between WHIP IT and “Grey Gardens,” you’ve made these two films where the centerpiece is this mother-daughter dysfunctionality. DB: With the “Grey Gardens” thing, I didn’t really have a lot of personal…you know, where I could bring a real pain and joy and all these things to Little Edie that I felt and experienced in my real life. But, I’m sort of the opposite. I’m, like, an ‘out there’ people person. I’m not a hermit like she is, and I’m not stuck with my mother. We basically shook hands at seven, and we’re, like, It’s not gonna work. So, there wasn’t a lot for me to pull from that. I just loved that movie, and I loved that story. But, for WHIP IT, the mother-daughter relationship was a lot more personal for me. And, I worked with the writer really closely on what that relationship was. In movies, the amazing thing is that you can sort of change the ending of the story. And, mine and my mother’s is yet to be seen. But, there was a lot of personal stuff that I put in the movie, because I think that relationship is just such a sort of crucial one. And, I loved even getting to write the line of dialogue of “You just make me feel so guilty.” And, I just think that’s so true of a mother-daughter dynamic, as you’re sort of trying to claw your way to becoming your own person and wanting your mother’s acceptance. And, it’s hard if your mother has sort of like a different path designed for you in her own head. But, I also really understand that…and wanted to show it from the mother’s point of view that maybe it’s not right for her daughter. But, you know, she really is just trying to give her daughter the best chance possible. And, I’m old enough now to sort of see both sides of the spectrum, and, direct scenes and think about the parents’ side of it, and not just look at it from the young girl’s perspective. But, I always thought family dynamics were done so well in John Hughes’ movies. Growing up, they sort of had the room…He either created these great fathers that you just kind of like wished your dad was like that, or he’d create, like in SIXTEEN CANDLES, Paul Dooley’s character was just so awesome. He was such a great dad, you know? And then, in something like PRETTY IN PINK, you know, the relationship between her and her father was so, like, raw and honest and emotional and sort of tender and beautiful. And, I just loved the way he handled families. I loved the way he handled young girls, and yet, he brought all this sort of comedy, but also reality and drama and relatability. He was just such a hero to me, growing up watching his movies. He had such an authenticity. And, I don’t understand how a grown man understood young women so much [laughs]. But, God, he really did. Capone: Yeah. I will say--and I swear I’m not just saying this because you’re here--that I remember…I was E.T when he came out, and I remember thinking at the time, that I wanted just to get to the science fiction part of the story, and the family stuff was getting in the way. At the time, I didn’t get that, but as I got older, it's the scenes with the family that really blows me away. Knowing a little about Steven Spielberg’s growing up and that that meant a lot to him. Now, when I watch that movie, I think, Wow, that family is fragile, with a single-mother at its core. And, I see it now much more now as a coming-of-age thing than I did at the time. DB: Yeah, I think it’s so important for me to have movies that have action and comedy and love stories and all these, like, fun, action-oriented, splashy musical elements. But at the same time, I think you really have to just stop and take moments to have elements of real, hopefully, compelling emotion, because we experience those in life, too. And, I just wanted to put all those sort of colors into this movie. Capone: Our web site is based in Austin. And, I’m down there, like, three or four times a year, so to see this movie represent some of its finer locales was pretty great. DB: I loves me some Austin! [laughs] Capone: It’s like such a love letter. Tell me what your connection is. What do you dig about it? DB: Well, it was so fun, because we had to shoot in Detroit, in Michigan, because of the tax incentives. But, then, we got to go and shoot in Austin for exteriors for three or four days. And, I was like a maniac. I had the city so mapped out on everything that I wanted to shoot. And, we actually shot the Bat Bridge, but I ended up cutting out that portion of the movie. But, I really wanted to shoot Austin in the way that is the way I live there or like a derby girl would, which is…I didn’t want to do a drive-by of the capitol. I wanted to shoot the Alamo Drafthouse… Capone: I saw that. DB: …and Waterloo and South Congress and, try and get…like, I wanted to shoot at the Spider Café and, just really sort of get the essence of that city, which I just think is such a real city. I think it’s creative, it’s eclectic, it’s music-driven. It’s very arty, and it’s got sort of like a great bullshit detector. And, I also love a good college town where I just think there’s this sort of hopeful vibe of these people, who are going to go out and sort of like dictate our future, and yet they’re out to have a good time and enjoying themselves right now. And, I always think that sort of vibe is so interesting to a city, especially when it’s right in the heart of it. Capone: Yeah. This is not just a great female cast, but a really great group of eclectic actresses. I mean, Zoe Bell almost casts herself in this movie, because she has no fear of pain. DB: [laughs] Yeah. Capone: But, I wanted to talk about Kristen Wiig in maybe the most dramatic role I’ve ever seen her. I was really floored by her and what she pulls off here. DB: Thank you. I say ‘thank you’ because I would sit with her, and we’d be just having a glass of wine, and she’s so natural and real in real life. And, she’s got this great sort of calmness about her, and I’d be sitting around with her and I’d just be, I really want to show this side of you. Everyone expects you to be on and performing all the time, and you’re just a really great girlfriend and a really, sort of normal, natural, easy-going, beautiful friend. And, that was what the character called for, so I wanted her to be funny and bring comedy to the movie, but I also really wanted to show the more sort of calm, natural side of her, because she really is just a cool girlfriend. So, I was really excited to show that side of her and to be sort of blown over by how good of an actress she is, and how natural she really is on camera. Because she’s that way when you’re sitting around and having a girlfriend conversation with her, but then, sometimes you turn a camera on, and people aren’t the same way. She really has amazing skills. Capone: Yeah, and she’s a great surrogate mom character, too, for Ellen's character. DB: Yeah, it’s sort of like the moment of the greatest love of all. You can be in your car with your parents and rolling your eyes and wanting to jump out of the window. And then, yet, when you’re out with your group of friends out karaoke-ing, all of a sudden it feels right. And, it’s fun. That was sort of like a little metaphor to me. And, yeah, she does become the sort of older sister and new female figure in Ellen’s life in the movie. So, I wanted that character to be grounded. How did the screening go last? I’m so curious. Capone: We didn’t stick around during the screening, although we did pop back in at the end just to gauge the response. And, people were clapping, and people were screaming. So, yeah, everyone dug it. DB: Yeah, you had seen it. Capone: Yeah, and we had to have our phones out to keep track of the game. DB: I know. I’m so sorry, although I’m thrilled the Cubs won, I didn’t want to be a bad-luck charm. I wanted to come back so badly it was killing me. I was, Omigod, I want to be here, but I want to be there. I was just can I please split myself in two and be in both places at the same time. Capone: No, it went great, as far as I could tell, it went great. People were just loving it. DB: I’m so glad to hear it. Thank you so much for putting that on. And, I love you guys at Ain't It Cool News; I’m super-psyched to be working with you. Thank so much.
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  • Sept. 29, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    10x

    by frank cotton

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Drew

    by alan_poon

    Hope she has a long and successful career as a director.How many people could go through what she did at such a young age and hit back like she has?

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    I'm so jealous of Capone

    by Just_Some_Guy

    Drew Barrymore is one of the few people that would cause me to be starstruck if I met her. To me, she is like a goddess of movies, and dang, is she friggin hot! Capone, you lucky bastard!

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Did she flash her boobies?

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    How come nobody mentions "Ever After"

    by thelordofhell

    That was a pretty damn good movie and had Barrymore/Huston goin' at it big time!!

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    ET was her peak

    by lockesbrokenleg

    GERTIE!!!

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    I find myself crushing on Drew Barrymore

    by Sacredfun

    And I'm gay, but nevertheless, I love when celebrities come off as being real and genuine, sort of like how she describes Kristen Wiig. I totally would love to go for a milkshake with Drew Barrymore. Oh, and I have to see Whip It! It looks like so much fun.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    I bet she flashed her boobies

    by Disney_Retcond_my_STD

    ...oh Drew you massive slut. But honestly i can't wait to see Whip it, the critics love it so far.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Drew gives me hope

    by Bouncy X

    she married tom green so then maybe i have a shot too since i'm not "mr. hunk" and i'm in ottawa like he was. :P but seriously, she's like the most adorable person, she seems cool and sweet and funny all rolled into one. she was my first celebrity crush and Firestarter was my gateway to her. oh and it doesn't hurt that she's like very sexy and those lips....man.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Saw this a few days ago...

    by Heckles

    Not really worth it. Invention of Lying was far better.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    she looked so hot in e.t.

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    i mean fever pitch!!!!!

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Drew Berryawn....

    by JethroBodine

    ZzZzZzZzzzzz

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    DREW BARRYMORE WAS MY MAIN WANK FANTASY WHEN I WAS 13!!!FACT!!!

    by CarlThorMark1978

    But that was in 1991.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    ALSO, WHEN ARE WE GETTING CHARLIE'S ANGELS 3?!?

    by CarlThorMark1978

    We should have got it in 2006, now Cameron Diaz is in a downward spiral of fuglyness and Lucy Lui was last seen hitching a ride to Mexico to perform in a donkey show.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    CarlThorMark1978....You're close

    by thelordofhell

    Lucy Liu was running around half naked in "Rise"

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Capone in the presence of Drew Barrymore

    by FlurryOfChocolateGlazedKrispyKremeDonuts

    Godammit Capone. I hate you!

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    I JUST WATCHED CAT'S EYE THREE DAYS AGO...

    by CarlThorMark1978

    I LOVE that movie but I get the feeling that when she was playing James Woods daughter that she was supposed to be retarded.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Gotta admit, she is cute.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    She's so damn likable, it's unnatural. I just wanna stand around hi-fiving her.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    OH AND WE CAN THANK BARRYMORE FOR MCG!!! FUCK YOU DREW!!!

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    I can't "buy" Ellen Page as a former beauty queen

    by FlurryOfChocolateGlazedKrispyKremeDonuts

    And in the scenes I saw, the other roller girls look like slutty, skanky roller girls in sexy Girl Scout costumes while Page just looks like, well, a Girl Scout on skates. But I'll go see it anyway because Drew's in the cast and directed it. Gotta love Drew!

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    OH AND WE CAN THANK IBM FOR CAPS LOCK!!! FUCK YOU IBM!!!

    by OutlawsDelejos

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    BARRYMORE SHOWED HER MOVIE TO UNCLE STEVEN SPIELBERG AND...

    by CarlThorMark1978

    He was quoted as saying that "it's almost as bad as the frost bite I got whenever I used to put my cock into Amy Irving".

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Anyway, Capone should've asked the obvious:

    by FlurryOfChocolateGlazedKrispyKremeDonuts

    "That whole Tom Green deal? 'the FUCK?!!?

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Blah Blah Blah - she's fat now and Page is a lesbo

    by Professor_Monster

    I hate hate hate this kind of shit - when AICN sticks their nose so far up a celebs ass they can smell the pancakes they had for breakfast. This reminds me of the interviews with the two fuck up writers who penned Superman Returns - a terrible movie but since they gave this place the time of day their dicks were sucked (after singer was finished). Drew is a brainless chunk and this movie looks like a bad one. The type of movie filled with junk that only a spoiled rich girl would think is funny. This is not a movie - it'll be like Charlie's Angels - her fault as well

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    BARRYMORE AND PAGE NEED TO DO SOME LESBIAN PORNO!!!STAT!!!

    by CarlThorMark1978

    I figure that Drew must have been munching Ellen's little pink taco while making this movie. So stop with the light dyke action and give us some hardcore fisting and scissor fucking!!!

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Whip It phone home.

    by tomcruise1

    I'm excited for Whip It. http://sickpicks.blogspot.com/

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    You had me at Ellen's little pink taco

    by Disney_Retcond_my_STD

    I'm fucking dying laughing over here

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Barrymore is still kinda hot in a skanky way

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I WANT DREW TO WEAR ELLEN'S PUSSY AND ASSHOLE LIKE....

    by CarlThorMark1978

    A pair of boxing gloves!!!

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    BARRYMORE SHOULD HAVE MADE A WOMEN'S PRISON FILM....

    by CarlThorMark1978

    With lots of showering, broom handle rape, knife fights and molestation by the bulldyke warden played by Shannon Tweed. She could get Cameron Diaz to make a cameo if she isn't too busy ripping up the wings of airplanes that are in flight.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    The Wedding Signer

    by MrStinger

    Adam Sandler interprets nuptial vows for the deaf.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    DOES ELLEN SIT ON DREWS CHEST AND STEAL HER BREATH?

    by CarlThorMark1978

    Or just brick into her mouth?

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    GET LARS VON TRIER TO DIRECT CHARLIE'S ANGELS 3!!!

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST

    BARRYMORE WAS FUCKING HOT IN BATMAN FOREVER.....

    by CarlThorMark1978

    The way she looked in that made me wank soo fucking hard that you’d think that Charlotte Gainsbourg had just smashed by crotch with a log!!!

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    BARRYMORE AND PAGE FOR HUNGRY BITCHES PART 2!!!

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    I HEAR THAT PAGE IS STARRING IN A REMAKE OF TROLL!!!

    by CarlThorMark1978

    No make-up required.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST

    ELLEN PAGE IS HOTTER THAN BARRYMORE

    by lockesbrokenleg

    But I wouldn't turn down a threesome.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    BARRYMORE PEAKED WITH POISON IVY!!!FACT!!!

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg, PAGE, HOT?!? NOT EVEN IF SHE WERE SET ON FIRE!!

    by CarlThorMark1978

    Just hand in your penis, you obviously don't need it with statements like that.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    CarlThorMark

    by thegreatwhatzit

    You the man (your own women-in-stir scenario could rescue Barrymore's career. Be sure to throw Sybil Danning a bone as the warden's sapphic apprentice or the prison doctor). The intro to the interview--a valentine that invokes John Candy's William B--will prompt an epidemic of tooth decay to all who have breezed through it (I prefer Professor Monster's description).

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Drew seems like a nice girl.

    by ebonic_plague

    She still makes me want to punch a unicorn though.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    HUNGRY BITCHES PART 2 WOULD BE LIKE SAVING PRIVATE RYAN......

    by CarlThorMark1978

    Just replace Nazi’s and machine gun fire with explosive vomit and projectile ass gravy!

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    ELLEN PAGE IS A HOT PIECE OF ASS

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Hey, at least she has a natural look. Not skanky.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    DREW SHOULD STAR IN AND DIRECT A REMAKE OF ILSA : SHE WOLF OF TH

    by CarlThorMark1978

    Diablo Cody can script!

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    ILSA : SHE WOLF OF THE SS

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    IF BY "NATURAL LOOK" YOU MEAN "DOG" THEN I AGREE.....

    by CarlThorMark1978

    "WOOF WOOF WOOF", "WAIT" said the head of the mob that planned to kill Ellen Page with fire, "she's not rabid, that foam in her mouth is just from Drew Barrymore's gash!!!". Seriously, Page should be making a living by asking people questions so they can cross a bridge.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    ELLEN PAGE ASKED THE ELEPHANT MAN OUT ON A DATE.......

    by CarlThorMark1978

    He turned her down stating "I can do better."

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Jesus, I thought I was a sick mofo....

    by Little Beavis

    This TB is just plain rude.. btw, she did flash her boobies to me last night ;)

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Little Beavis, WHOOPDEEFUCKINGDOO, I CAN DRAW HER TITS FROM MEMO

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    FROM MEMORY!!!FACT!!!

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    ELLEN PAGE WAS HOT AS KITTY PRYDE!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:03 a.m. CST

    ELLEN PAGE'S KITTY PRYDE MADE BOBBY'S COCK FREEZE AND....

    by CarlThorMark1978

    Break off and he wasn't even using his powers.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Holy fucking shit

    by Toilet_Terror

    I hope Drew Barrymore is reading this talkback.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST

    II'D TAPE THAT KITTY BUT BARRYMORE

    by lockesbrokenleg

    probably has the clap

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    "Kitty Pryde"- what a great potential porn star name

    by YackBacker

    So much irony and double entendre!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 2:06 a.m. CST

    People keep telling me there are hot roller girls,

    by Dingbatty

    yet, whenever I look at their web pages and photo galleries, I see nothing but human wreckage.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Is this movie going to set women back 100 years

    by lockesbrokenleg

    like Fame did, American Idol, etc?

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Wait...

    by thegreatwhatzit

    wasn't she and Tom Green makin' whoopee? No dinner for me...

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Ellen Page has a firm handshake

    by Meadowe

    And likes to lick her lips suggestively when she meets someone and learns their name. Or maybe that's just me.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    THANK CEILING CAT BARRYMORE DIDN’T REDO BARBARELLA.......

    by CarlThorMark1978

    Compared to Jane Fonda, it would have been like watching a fucking pig floating through space while occasionally getting porked by Chewbacca and some winged homo!!!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    WHEN ELLEN PAGE GOES TO THE PROCTOLOGIST.....

    by CarlThorMark1978

    He puts his fingers in her mouth!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    TALENTED!?!?!??!!?

    by willact4food

    you may want to rethink the title of your article. i couldnt even bring myself to read the article...once you called her talented. wow, i wish i was an actor who can only play one role and my face looks like i had a stroke whenever i talk. COME ON!!!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    I LOVED NEVER BEEN KISSED!!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    How can you guys hate on Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page? <P> You want Hollywood should produce more Lindsay Lohans and Miley Cyruses? I support thinking chicks! Go Drew!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    MUSIC AND LYRICS ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITES

    by BringingSexyBack

    I fucking love that fucking movie.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    POP! GOES MY HEART!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    For Drew!!!!!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    HOW CAN YOU HATE ON THIS?

    by BringingSexyBack

    This is the kind of scene that makes a movie great. <P> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzKU23oGnCg

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page

    by Series7

    Drew is kind of a bitch, but she does make decent movie. Page needs to go back to go away. I don't like movies that star 10 year old boys who act like mega dikes.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    www.aintitcoolnews.com talkbacks

    by Silventhal

    wow. just. wow.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I hope Drew does more directing

    by esteele1013

    Because I can't stand seeing that ugly skank in front of a camera.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Something about her interviews strike me as

    by Quin the Eskimo

    very disingenuous.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    And "Hard Candy" was hardcore???

    by Series7

    Compared to what? Prom Night? Soriety Row? <P> Plus she comes off as a complete bitch like she's earned it in iterviews. Even Angelina wasn't a cunt when she first started.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    You forgot to ask about Charlie's Angels 3.

    by StatelyWayneManor

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by Series7

    I've heard Music and Lyrics is pretty good. I may have to check it out.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    I"m thinking Drew is up for the third input..

    by conspiracy

    ex-coked up, neurotic women with parental issues are always top notch fun.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST

    i'd gladly punch both ladies...

    by THEoverfiend

    in the mouth with my cock. don't care what they look like it's all about me.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    SERIES7 - THEN DON'T WATCH THAT CLIP I LINKED

    by BringingSexyBack

    You'll love the movie. It's sweet and very funny.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Roller Derby? Did Diablo Cody write this?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    ROTFLMAO!

    by HarryCalder

    Some sick shit in here today, and I'm loving it. For the record, Ellen Page is "megadorable." Deal! Fact!

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Capone

    by ToshiroShimura

    You seem lost when she goes off from your planned questioning. Can no geek talk to a girl without rehearsing it first?

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST

    He probably got flashed by...

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    her boobies. It would make me lose my train of thought also.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    I love Drew

    by Bellam

    I just do. She seems like a total sweetheart. And in Donnie Darko she reminded me of that English teacher I had in highschool, the one who was a bit too dark; when we talked about Lord of the Flies, she suggested that Golding copped out with the ending because he didn't want to show the boys raping each other. I'd like more of that Drew, but I'll take "Never Been Kissed" Drew, but I just love Drew.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Awful interview, Capone

    by Disco_sucks

    Did you have to spend the entire interview doleing out phoney compliments in every single sentence? And talking about her hair? I know we aren't talking about a Kubrick or Scorcese but would it have been to much to ask for some questions about her past career or future ambitions?<p>As for the commenters here, it's par for the course on this site unfortunately, any women who gets interviewed or featured leads to a long thread of guys drooling and posting nasty shit about what they'd like to do to them sexually. For what it's worth, both actresses have the potential to do entertaining work, it's just that Barrymore rarely gets decent roles and Page has already been typecast as a snotty, nerdy teenager. She can act but she's hardly pushing herself - her career will probably go the same way as Cristina Ricci's unless she does something radically different and quickly. I guess both examples lead back to there just being next to no interesting roles for women in hollywood, all of the meaty female roles in recent years have been in foreign films.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Anyone remember Kansas City Bomber with

    by skimn

    Racquel Welch? God that woman was/still is hot.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Hard Candy was Ow My Balls for pretentious jerkoffs

    by Toilet_Terror

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    ALL I WANNA DO IS FIND A WAY INTO DREW'S PANTS

    by BringingSexyBack

    Barrymore. Not the other one.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 9:29 p.m. CST

    I love you Drew...

    by SoylentGreenOnACracker

    that is all

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Imagine if McWeeney married Barrymore

    by YackBacker

    Drew times two.

  • Oct. 1, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Remember when Capone interviewed Paris Hilton?

    by GQtaste

    Now that was complete and utter E Channel or entertainment tonight bullshit. Or worse b/c the way "tough gay" capone was in total awe of that whore! You think this was bad go back and find the one he did w/ Paris. He talked about how he got aroused when they "almost" touched knees under a table. It was vomit inducing believe me folks. face it, capone attempts to act tough but he's no different than ryan seacrest type of metrosexual and possibly a latent homo.

  • Oct. 1, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST

    I THINK I'VE SUFFICIENTLY RAN THIS TALKBACK INTO THE GROUND.....

    by CarlThorMark1978

    My work here is done.

  • Oct. 1, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Final one: I used to date a Derby Girl.

    by mortsleam

    She had tattoos on her tits and was completely... shaved. Also completely petrified of penises. Like a phobia. Wouldn't go down on me to save a burning orphanage.

  • Oct. 1, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Music and Lyrics was good

    by liljuniorbrown

    I'm not a fan of Hugh Grant but that movie worked on alot of levels. As far as Drew is concerned, i've always had a thing for her up until like last week. I hear her give an interview on a morning radio show and she came across as a real bitch...Like Kirsten Dunst level bitch.

  • Oct. 1, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Mortsleam

    by skimn

    Ummmmmmmm, thats called a lesbian.

  • Oct. 1, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Question...

    by oJAEflo

    Was it at all addressed how there were actual roller derby girls who did stunts for the actresses and they didn't get any sort of credit at film's end or anything? I know a lot of Windy City Rollers who are miffed at this after the time and effort they put into Drew's movie.

  • Oct. 1, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE.

    by virgin_eyeballs

    I am so tired of the stupid, negligent typos on this site. This is what I get for reading an interview NOT done by Vespe. Capone, get a fucking clue. You guys talk about the "floating" motion taking you out of the story of Avatar, yet you consistently fail to consider how your floating grasp of the basics of english grammar take us out of the story of the interview. Drew Barrymore and all the other people you interview (for a LIVING, on a MONTHLY BASIS) deserve more.<br><br> It's gotten to the point that I can't even trash the movies anymore because I'm so busy trashing your treatment of them. Get a fucking clue, learn syntax and grammar, and learn to trust those little red wavy bars that pop up when you don't bother to capitalize your subject's name, you disrespectful jerk.

  • Oct. 2, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    WHIP IT GOOD AT THE BOX OFFICE

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Oh, what the fuck am I saying, who the fuck is gonna see this shit?

  • Oct. 2, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    ZOE BELL IS IN THIS MOVIE

    by damiz707

    ZOE "DEATH PROOF" FUCKING BELL IS IN THIS MOVIE. But so is Eve, so it gets a "meh"

  • Oct. 2, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Drew directing this is very impressive...

    by BigTuna

    Considering she has Down's Syndrome.

  • Oct. 2, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Do you guys have no shame?

    by T 1000 xp professional

    Really, guys? Resorting to these types of insults and whatnot, especially with the high probability of Drew Barrymore actually reading this talkback. I know that I'm taking the role of talkback attacker/celeb defender, which ends up being futile, but a couple of you guys are pathetic, and it appears the best thing that ever happened to your life was the anonymous alias. But really, c'monnnnn. c'moooonnnnn...... Anyways, I enjoyed the interview, Capone, and a big good luck to Drew, I'll be seeing this movie!

  • Oct. 3, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Isn't Roller Derby just Pro Wrestling??

    by Crawfish

  • Oct. 3, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Polanski = Pro Wrestling

    by Crawfish

    BAN ME HARRY! = ORGASM!!

  • Oct. 3, 2009, 2:14 a.m. CST

    virgin_eyeballs is pissed off about... typos?!?

    by Toilet_Terror

    Really? On AICN?

  • Oct. 4, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    4 million and that message is sent -

    by Professor_Monster

    No one wants you behind or in front of the camera Drew

  • Oct. 5, 2009, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Roller derby, hardly a sport

    by lockesbrokenleg

    It's a sport in the way Poker is sport.

  • Oct. 6, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    PAGE IS LIKE THE COUSIN THAT YOU WANT TO BANG

    by TAINTLICK

    BUT ARE WORRIED THAT SHE MIGHT HAVE A COCK.

  • Oct. 6, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    ELLEN PAGE IS ANNOYING AS FUCK

    by TAINTLICK

    THAT MOPEY MOVIE WHERE SHE'S PREGNANT AND CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHY. FUCKING AWFUL. I WANTED TO GOUGE THE EARS OF MY HEAD AFTER LISTENING TO HER FOR ONLY 5MIN. <P> ALL YOU EMO FUCKS THAT POPULATE THIS PLACE PROBABLY LOVE HER THOUGH.

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