The Drew Barrymore Show: “FEUD: CAPOTE VS. THE SWANS” STARS MOLLY RINGWALD, DEMI MOORE, CALISTA FLOCKHART, CHLOE SEVIGNY, DIANE LANE AND NAOMI WATTS
“FEUD: CAPOTE VS. THE SWANS” STARS MOLLY RINGWALD, DEMI MOORE, CALISTA FLOCKHART, CHLOE SEVIGNY, DIANE LANE AND NAOMI WATTS
AIR DATE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH
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The Cast Speaks Candidly on Walking Away or Trying To Do It All
Drew: Okay now let’s jump to either the confidence to walk away or stay in and try to make it look like you can do it all?
Demi: I’ve done both and I think different times call for different things, like when Bruce and I decided to separate and divorce I knew that I needed to just be with my kids. I was at the prime of my career and I don’t regret a moment of it. There was just not a question.
Chloe:…There are plenty of times when I’d like to walk away but what would I do?
Drew:…I agree I would like to remain. You also have had your kids, you’re very prolific, what are your thoughts on stepping away versus leaning in.
Naomi: There are days where I feel like I spread myself way too thin, and what the hell am I doing but at the same time I would never walk away. I love being an actor I love that feeling and not walking away, staying here.
Diane:…It’s like who would have the audacity to walk away. Now I don’t know if you did, but I did and I think some of us have walked away from our careers at a certain moment for mental health reasons before there was any calls about mental health. It was really truly personal when we did it. It wasn’t modeling any behavior for others.
Calista: I felt very grateful that I had a choice so I made a choice to walk away and I don’t regret it at all. I was ninety-nine percent a stay-at-home mom.
Drew: Molly you were such an inspiration to us girls and then you went and moved to France, you made a very powerful choice, why did you make that choice?
Molly: I didn’t know that I was making the choice when I made it, I went there and I felt like it was the first time I could breathe in a really long time. Nobody really knew who I was.
Behind the Scenes: Demi on Jack Nicholson Acting Off Camera on “A Few Good Men”
Drew: Demi, ‘A Few Good Men.’
Demi: There’s a couple of funny things. One, I had to audition for ‘A Few Good Men’ the only thing is I was seven and a half months pregnant so I had to go waddling in. Tom Cruise was mortified. The fly on the wall moment, in the big courtroom scenes when Jack Nicholson is up on the stand they were shooting the other direction all day. And here I’m watching this iconic actor, this actor that I’ve grown up with such respect for, do off-camera at full steam all day long. It was something that just moved me and stayed with me on the importance of how we show up for each other.
Behind The Scenes: Demi Moore on Meeting Patrick Swayze on the “Ghosts” Set & Keeping the Clay Pots She Made
Demi:…Well the first thing that just popped into my head was meeting Patrick Swayze for the first time going oh you know trying to figure out his thing and then he took his shirt off and I was like, ‘Oh got it. Get on behind me.’…the Claymation. I still have my little pots that I made, which are pitiful. They’re like the saddest looking things.
Demi on Loving and Valuing Yourself
Drew: Demi, your thoughts on the subject?
Demi: I was thinking of the power of embodying the feminine. And I feel like as I was growing up that it wasn’t a safe place to be in your feminine and as I’ve gotten older what I realize is the beauty and the power of an embodied feminine. I think when we’re younger there’s a bit of a set up to compete with one another, and I think you said it earlier that when one rises we all rise. I value my female relationships, my friendships, more than anything today and I think that starts with the valuing of yourself. I personally went through a part of my life where I was stripped of every external identity so I could learn to love myself with nothing.
Behind the Scenes: Diane Lane on C. Thomas Howell Distracting Her While Filming “The Outsiders”
Drew: My personal awakening, ‘The Outsiders.’
Diane: The behind-the-scenes memory that I have, I hate to throw anyone under the bus but he can handle it. Dear sweet C. Thomas Howell…Anyway we had to go capture, because it was Francis Ford Coppola, the perfect sunset. So there’s my moment to do my lines and there’s C. Thomas Howell and he is making faces at me and he is having a time and I’m standing there thinking, ‘This is not working for me.’ So I had to just keep going and it made me stronger for it.
Molly on How She Dealt with Being Let Go From “Facts of Life”
Drew: Molly, I watched you on ‘Facts of Life’ obsessively. What was that like?
Molly: I started out actually on ‘Different Strokes’ and then it was a spin off of ‘Facts of Life’ and I only did one year on that and they let me go after a year.
Drew: How did you deal with that?
Molly: It felt like a real rejection so I just went and I did school for a year and it was a great school year and I was a relatively normal kid for a year and then I got my first movie that summer.