Drew Barrymore Confirms Her Grandfather’s Corpse Was Stolen for Final Party
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Drew Barrymore has confirmed her grandfather's corpse was stolen from a morgue for one final shindig - and what's more, she hopes her friends 'would do the same for her'. It's all in the name of fun, right?
The 45-year-old was appearing (virtually) on the YouTube series Hot Ones - which is part of the channel First We Feast - when host Sean Evans asked: "Is it true that your grandfather's body was stolen from the morgue by WC Fields, Errol Flynn and Sadakichi Hartmann so that they could prop him up against a poker table and throw one last party with the guy?"
Barrymore responded to confirm the rumours about the late John Barrymore. She said: "Not only yes, but there have been like cinematic interpretations of that. A Blake Edwards film called S.O.B that's just brilliant and fun to watch no matter what.
"I've heard things about Weekend At Bernie's, I can't know ever if that's even true but yes they did."
She went on: "I will say this, I hope my friends do the same for me. That is the kind of spirit I can get behind. Just prop the old bag up, let's have a few last rounds.
"I think death comes with so much morose sadness and I understand that, but if it's okay, just for me, if everybody could be really happy and celebratory and have a party, that would be my preference."
On 14 September, the Golden Globe Award-winner will be celebrating the release of her new daytime talk show The Drew Barrymore Show.
Speaking in a press release, she said: "I'm really looking forward to this digital world we are about to bring you into. I have been on this show journey for a year. We started in 2019, it is now 2020, a very different year."