Q&A Drew Barrymore

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Rebecca Winters

In Fever Pitch, Drew Barrymore plays the girlfriend of a Red Sox fanatic.

What are you fanatical about?

My job. I don’t mind spending the majority of my year at work. Everybody has something they are obsessed with.

You’ve been making films since you were a child. Is it an advantage to be an old hand at 30?

I guess it’s the best of both worlds, right? I’m an old hand and a spring chicken all in one.

You’re on your friend Cameron Diaz’s new eco-travel show, Trippin’. Where did you go?

I went on the Chile trip. We slept in tents in the rain forest, and I got to hike over a mountain for, like, eight hours. I think the more of those experiences you can chalk up, the more of a fulfilled and enriched human being you’re going to be.

What’s your idea of fun?

I love roller coasters. I love good red wine. I love playing games. That’s the way I would rather party–a bunch of friends, some red wine and [the board game] Cranium. I don’t think you could have a better Saturday night.

You lost your dad recently. Was that difficult?

Very. I spent the last year of his life taking care of him, and although we were estranged for most of our lives, I got to have a really wonderful feeling when he passed because I did get so close to him. So his passing was a beautiful experience rather than a painful one for both of us. It’s saved me years of therapy.

My friends want to know–how’s your love life?

Nothing has changed. Status still the same.

Which is?

Go ask your friends.

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