Drew Barrymore, the renowned actress and TV personality, has recently taken accountability for her decision to resume production of her talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, despite the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes. In a heartfelt video shared on Instagram, Drew apologized publicly for her choice and expressed her understanding that there’s nothing she can say or do to make it okay for those who are not okay with it.
Opening up about her intentions, Drew emphasized that she never meant to upset or hurt anyone. She acknowledged the complexity of the situation and the multitude of reasons behind her decision to return to work. The Charlie’s Angels star, who has experienced many ups and downs in her life, referred to this as one of them.
Expressing her remorse, Drew extended her apologies to the writers and unions affected by her decision. With tears in her eyes, she admitted that it’s difficult to make decisions when things are tough. She made it clear that she didn’t have a PR machine behind her, and she didn’t want to hide behind people. Instead, she chose to stand out and accept responsibility.
Drew then shared the reason behind her choice to resume the show amid the strikes. She explained that she didn’t anticipate this level of attention, and the show will strictly adhere to the rules and be in compliance. The actress emphasized that the decision was driven by the fact that other people’s jobs were on the line.
Reflecting on the show’s resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, Drew questioned why the strikes should sideline them. She stated that regardless of the circumstances, she wanted to create a show that would be there for people, providing a sense of realism during challenging times.
This latest video from Drew comes just days after she shared a statement on Instagram addressing her decision to resume production. In her statement, she emphasized that the show was built for sensitive times and has always reflected the real world in real time. She concluded by expressing her humility and stating that Season 4 would begin with astute humility.
drew barrymore correlating a global pandemic to greedy multibillion-dollar corporations not paying their workers as the reason why she’s resuming her talk show is some real stupid shitpic.twitter.com/pnA5jVnZNL
— raz (@arehzed) September 16, 2023