Drew Barrymore dropped by Billy on the Street, the delightful Fuse game show where comedian Billy Eichner alternately screams at celebrities and random strangers in New York City. They played one of Eichner’s favorite games: Would Drew Barrymore Like That? Eichner played it with Will Ferrell last year, but something about having Barrymore herself play was extra special.
The premise of the game is simple: Eichner lists an item and Drew Barrymore has to say whether or not Drew Barrymore would like it. French fries: yes; gardens: yes; milk chocolate: no (Barrymore gets a few wrong). Eichner throws out Rosh Hashanah, to which Barrymore tentatively responds “Drew Barrymore would love Rosh Hashanah?”
She’s right, Eichner shouts: “Drew Barrymore isn’t Jewish per se but she enjoys tradition and you can bet your ass there’s nothing she likes more than a ritual, plus you know she’s going to bring up Steven Spielberg 900 times during dinner.”
Barrymore, who is married to Will Kopelman, appeared on The View after the birth of the couple’s first child last year, and discussed the couple’s Jewish wedding.
“I’m a shiksa. I do the seders, and we do Passover,” Barrymore explained, adding that daughter Olive will be raised Jewish. “It’s a beautiful faith and I’m so honored to be around it,” she told the hosts, “It’s so family-oriented and beautiful.”
Drew won the game, receiving an armful of challah as her prize. Drew Barrymore loves challah.
Stephanie Butnick is chief strategy officer of Tablet Magazine, co-founder of Tablet Studios, and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.