This 'Fake' Drew Barrymore Interview Might Be the Strangest Article Ever Published in an In-flight Magazine
An airline magazine published a potentially fake interview with Drew Barrymore, wherein the actress was supposedly quoted about leaving acting to raise her daughters, how she lost weight after childbirth and why she has had several failed relationships.
The article starts off by saying, “Despite being unstable in her relationships most of her life,” and continues with the same tone throughout the piece, accounting her failed relationships to a lack of a steady male presence in her life.
The piece claims that Barrymore said “women exert tremendous efforts that men are incapable of exerting due to their numerous commitments and obligations” and that she encourages “every woman who is overweight to work on regaining her beauty and body, especially that it is not as hard as one may think; it is all about determination and following the appropriate diet under the supervision of a physician.”
The president of Barrymore Brands, Chris Miller, told Buzzfeed, "I'm not aware of this and don'thave any record of this interview happening." A spokesperson for Barrymore told the Huffington Post that the actress never had an interview with the writer and that her team is “working with the airline PR team.”
EgyptAir has denied any knowledge of the interview being false, saying on Twitter, “this a professional magazine interview conducted by Dr. Aida Tekla Former president of the HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) and one of the voting members of the Golden Globes.”
Miller went on to tell Buzzfeed that Tekla — who is known as Dr. Aida Takla-O'Reilly professional — “did write the Q&A portion of the interview based on what she says she heard Drew say at one of these [HFPA] press conferences." Tekla, who was at one point the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, claims she did not write the intro, but that she did interview Barrymore.
Whatever the truth is behind the article, this is the Drew Barrymore-EgyptAir drama we didn't know we needed.