Drew Barrymore says she can go years without sex

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Drew Barrymore says she can go years without sex

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Drew Barrymore has revealed that sex is just not one of her top priorities.

The Charlie’s Angels star made her confession during Tuesday’s (20 September) episode of The Drew Barrymore Show.

But why did Barrymore share her sex habits with the world, you ask? Well, it’s all because Andrew Garfield recently revealed that he was celibate for six months to prepare for his role as a priest in the 2016 Martin Scorsese film, Silence.

Back in August, the Spider-Man: No Way Home star said that he not only abstained from sex but also food as prep for his stint as a 17th century Jesuit priest.

Drew Barrymore said that she can go 'years' without sex. Credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy Stock Photo.
Drew Barrymore said that she can go 'years' without sex. Credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy Stock Photo.

“I did a bunch of spiritual practices every day, I created new rituals, I was celibate for six months and I was fasting a lot,” he shared during an episode of the WTF with Marc Maron podcast.

In the end, it seems abstinence had a profound effect on the 39-year-old actor.

“It was very cool, man,” he added. “I had some pretty wild, trippy experiences from starving myself of sex and food at that time.”

However, Barrymore, 47, was neither shocked nor surprised by Garfield’s method acting practices. “I was like, ‘Yeah, so?’” she said during the episode.

Andrew Garfield abstained from sex and food for his role in Silence. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo.
Andrew Garfield abstained from sex and food for his role in Silence. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo.

Regular contributor Ross Matthews quipped: “That’s the headline: ‘Drew can go six months, no big deal’.”

She then quickly corrected the RuPaul’s Drag Race judge, saying that she could abstain from sex for ‘years’.

The mum-of-two – who divorced her husband Will Kopelman in 2016 - asked the show’s live audience: “What’s wrong with me that six months doesn’t seem like a very long time?”

Barrymore added that she has also engaged in method acting – a technique in which actors attempt to engross themselves in their character’s psyche often by abstaining from food or social activities.

Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore in Grey Gardens. Credit: HBO Films.
Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore in Grey Gardens. Credit: HBO Films.

In Barrymore’s case, she stayed in character as Little Edie Bouvier Beale in the television adaptation of the cult documentary, Grey Gardens, for which she won a Golden Globe.

During the same segment of The Drew Barrymore Show, the host said that she understood why some actors ‘transform and fully commit’ to their roles and cited Christian Bale, Jared Leto, and Matthew McConaughey, who have all successfully tried method acting.

“I definitely, on certain projects, like when I did Grey Gardens, this film I did where I played beloved real-life woman Edie Beale, I was so nervous I didn’t really chit chat with everybody on set, I really just stayed in character,” she recalled.

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Gregory Robinson
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