Drew Barrymore detailed her “secret exchange” with good friend Britney Spears during Monday night’s broadcast of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
“I made friends with Brittany about a year and a half ago, and we had some secret exchanges. And I know that sounds nefarious. It was the exact opposite,” said 47-year-old Barrymore.
“It was very connecting and honest and we both went through a lot of things.”
The daytime talk show host said she and Spears, 40, discussed their “similarities” and “unique circumstances” in the entertainment industry.
“The feelings of growing up, the struggle, what we both went through, that’s something I felt connected to [about]” Barrymore elaborated. “And I’m not a real reach person, you know, I’m not Hollywood Bob, I’m not clever.”
The “Charlie’s Angels” star said she was “forced” to get in touch with Spears as “trying to regain the freedom of the humanity she was going through” as the singer sought to end her controversial stereotype. had fought for. (This was finally abolished in November 2021.)
“We found a deep connection there,” she said. “It has a human being at the center, so we made friends. Like, true friends. ,
Barrymore was among the notable names invited to Spears’ June 9 wedding to Sam Asghari. Madonna, Paris Hilton, Donatella Versace and Selena Gomez were also in attendance.
“It was intimate, it was fairy tale-ish. It was so sweet, there was no press. It was way [Spears] Wanted to do it,” Barrymore said of the wedding at the pop superstar’s home. “She did the ceremony, we went right to the dance party. We had the best time.”
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The former child actress previously discussed her communication with Spears during a September 2021 interview with “Entertainment Tonight.”
,[I wanted to] Really show her that I’m someone who understands what travel is like — and I don’t compare myself to that — but I’m here to support her if she needs anything in private,” she said at the time.
Barrymore said she offered Spears “encouragement and justice” [told] him that I think is the key to his freedom.”
When pressed about the Grammy winner’s reaction at the time, Barrymore said there would be a “little smoke signal”.
“I’m so invested in it. I think everyone deserves a chance to get their lives right, wrong, and everything in between,” Barrymore said of her interest in the #FreeBritney movement. “It’s so public Interest has become because it is something big.”
Barrymore, like many ardent fans of Spears, told “ET” that she was “invested” in seeing the pop icon free from the restrictive legal system that governed her personal, medical and financial affairs for nearly 14 years.
“It’s about giving yourself permission to live your life,” she said.