The SF movie, “ET” marked, without a gift and maybe not one, but several generations. On the 40th anniversary of the film’s release, actress Drew Barrymore talks, for the first time, about the film that shaped her film career, representing, at the same time, its starting point.
As far as we know, Drew Barrymore plans to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “ET”, the famous film directed by the even more famous Steven Spielberg. The director’s sci-fi classic was released in the summer of 1982, and Drew Barrymore played Gertie, a 7-year-old girl. In the film, her older brother, 10-year-old Elliot (played by Henry Thomas), befriends an alien creature, whom he discovers in their backyard and whom he calls “ET”. The cast also includes Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote and Robert MacNaughton.
Although the character “ET” is based on an imaginary friend that Steven Spielberg created immediately after the divorce of his parents, he underwent some change of script, later. The main characters, played by Barrymore and Thomas, strive to return the alien to its home planet, otherwise it risks becoming the subject of government experiments.
The 40th anniversary of “ET” is being prepared: what Drew Barrymore said about it
Actress Drew Barrymore has agreed to speak with People on the 40th anniversary of the famous cult film “ET”. She confessed, with much nostalgia, that she intends to celebrate with Steven Spielberg and his two daughters who, according to the actress, are now close to her age when she played the famous role.
“Actually, yes, I talked to Steven Spielberg about it. He has known my daughters since they were babies. I want to enjoy this moment with him and my two girls. Steven is a father figure even to me. My children are now almost the same age I was when I played this role. Frankie is 7 years old – she will be 8 soon – and Olive is 9 “, said Drew Barrymore in the interview.