“I weighed the scales and I assumed if we may go on throughout a world pandemic, and every thing that the world skilled by 2020, why would this sideline us?” she defined. “So I wish to simply put one foot in entrance of the opposite and make a present that is there for individuals no matter the rest that is taking place on the planet as a result of that is once I assume all of us want one thing that wishes to be there being very lifelike in very lifelike instances. So that’s my why.”
Barrymore emphasised that she’s taking sole accountability for the present’s return—even amid backlash.
“I do not precisely know what to say as a result of typically when issues are so robust, it is laborious to make selections from that place,” she added. “So all I can say is that I wished to just accept accountability, and no, I haven’t got a PR machine behind this. My determination to return to the present. I did not wish to cover behind individuals, so I will not. I will not polish this with bells and whistles and publicists and company rhetoric. I am going to simply stand on the market and settle for and be accountable.”
Barrymore first addressed her present’s return in an Instagram assertion Sept. 10. “I wish to be there to supply what writers achieve this nicely, which is a option to deliver us collectively or assist us make sense of the human expertise,” she wrote. “I hope for a resolve for everybody as quickly as attainable. We have now navigated troublesome instances since we first got here on air. And so I take a step ahead to start out season 4 as soon as once more with an astute humility.”
In response, WGA criticized the decision, calling Barrymore’s discuss present a “WGA lined, struck present that’s planning to return with out its writers.”
“The Guild has, and can proceed to, picket struck reveals which might be in manufacturing in the course of the strike,” their Sept. 10 statement shared to X, previously generally known as Twitter, learn. “Any writing on ‘The Drew Barrymore Present’ is in violation of WGA strike guidelines.