Earlier this week, I flew to Hollywood to attend a press day for Blended, the upcoming romantic comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. I’ll be sharing my adventures with you over the course of the next week, including my makeover courtesy of a great hair and makeup team using Flower Beauty Makeup & Cosmetics, plus my experience watching an advance screening of the film at the famous TCL Chinese Theater, where I had the chance to stick my hand in Marilyn’s handprint and see what R2D2’s feet look like.
But today, I’d like to start off with one of the highlights of the event, when we sat down for a Q&A session with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore to chat about their experiences making Blended. It was a pleasure speaking to them – they truly are as charming and funny in person as they are on screen, with down-to-earth, relaxed attitudes. There were 25 bloggers in attendance, and I had the chance to ask one question during the discussion:
Beeb: So, all of your characters had a lot of big adventures in this movie, and I was wondering if you guys got to have any adventures off camera while you were on location?
Ms. Drew Barrymore: Yes, totally.
Mr. Adam Sandler: Oh, yes.
Ms. Drew Barrymore: In Africa, it’s hard not to.
Mr. Adam Sandler: Every weekend was pretty awesome. And when we weren’t working, we went somewhere neat, and there were always animals involved. And the kids got to see everything. It’s just neat. Going out to eat there was cool.
Ms. Drew Barrymore: There were signs on the glass of the windows, not even on the door. They were right on the glass of the windows so you wouldn’t miss it. I mean, it’s written on your window. And it was, like, do not open these windows, or monkeys will ransack your room, we’re not kidding. And, of course, everybody would forget and leave their windows opened. I’m sure some people like me were sort of, like, bring it. I want to see this. And they really would ransack the room. It looked like one of those scenes in a movie where you’d walk in, and you’re like, somebody’s been here. It was crazy. It was so cool.
There were lots of great questions from the other bloggers in attendance, so I’ll be sharing other highlights from our Q&A next week – stay tuned!