“I weighed the scales and I thought if we could go on during a global pandemic, and everything that the world experienced through 2020, why would this sideline us?” she described. “So I want to just put one foot in front of the other and make a show that’s there for people regardless of anything else that’s happening in the world because that’s when I think we all need something that wants to be there being very realistic in very realistic times. So that is my why.”
Barrymore highlighted that she’s taking sole obligation for the program’s return– even amidst reaction.
“I don’t exactly know what to say because sometimes when things are so tough, it’s hard to make decisions from that place,” she included. “So all I can say is that I wanted to accept responsibility, and no, I don’t have a PR machine behind this. My decision to go back to the show. I didn’t want to hide behind people, so I won’t. I won’t polish this with bells and whistles and publicists and corporate rhetoric. I’ll just stand out there and accept and be responsible.”
Barrymore very first resolved her program’s return in an Instagram declarationSept 10. “I want to be there to provide what writers do so well, which is a way to bring us together or help us make sense of the human experience,” she composed. “I hope for a resolve for everyone as soon as possible. We have navigated difficult times since we first came on air. And so I take a step forward to start season 4 once again with an astute humility.”
In action, WGA slammed the choice, calling Barrymore’s talk reveal a “WGA covered, struck show that is planning to return without its writers.”
“The Guild has, and will continue to, picket struck shows that are in production during the strike,” theirSept 10 declaration shared to X, previously called Twitter, read. “Any composing on ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ remains in infraction of WGA strike guidelines.