Drew Barrymore: “It’s like I’m in the movie”

Drew Barrymore says she thought E.T. was real as a 7-year-old on set: ‘Loved him in a profound way’

Drew Barrymore, 65, who played the young alien E.T. in the blockbuster movie E.T. in 1981, says she thought the movie was real as a 7-year-old when her family watched on TV.

Speaking through a translator, she explained: “The director’s cutting his lights and it made me feel like I was really in the movie because I could feel myself and I could see myself out of the window.

“The feeling of having felt something that’s real and that’s not all make-believe… I’ve had a lot of dreams that have happened before and one of them was the E.T. experience.

“When I saw the movie at the age of seven, I was quite sure that it was real.”

This isn’t the first time the Oscar-winning actress, who took home her second Academy Award for best actress in 1985’s The Cotton Club, has spoken about how she thought the film came to life.

When she was a child growing up in the 1960s, Drew said she had a dream of flying on an alien spacecraft.

“When I was little I was very young and I knew I was going to find out what that dream was. I just felt like all these things in the sky,” she told the Washington Post in 1989.

“I just saw this spaceship with a landing on it that I wanted to come in on it. I just wanted to fly with it. And you know, that’s the dream I had all the time.”

She added: “That was the whole reason that I took an interest in science fiction.”

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