Drew Barrymore debuted her talk show this week and who better to serve as her inaugural guests than her “Charlie’s Angels” costars — Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz? The premiere episode of “The Drew Barrymore Show” turned out to be a nostalgic “Charlie’s Angels” reunion, bringing Natalie, Dylan and Alex back together in the same room.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program was filmed on a socially distanced set, where Liu and Barrymore sat in armchairs spaced several feet apart, as did Diaz — after visual effects artists zapped her hologram into the frame from Los Angeles.
During the show, the actresses — who starred together in 2000’s “Charlie’s Angels” and 2003’s “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” based on the hit TV series of the same name — connected over the bond they formed while navigating Hollywood as young women.
“The thing about ‘Charlie’s Angels’ is that it’s about girls who can do all of these things and love each other and don’t have competition and support each other and laugh and want to talk about love and life so much that they actually start to talk about love and life while they’re fighting, because women are so like that,” Barrymore said.
“It all intersects. And that is why I asked you guys here today. It’s because, if you’re going to do something big, you want to do it with your girlfriends.”
The emotional reunion ended with the three “sisters,” showering one another with appreciation, gratitude and support to cap off the first installment of Barrymore’s new series, which airs daily — with a virtual audience — at 2 p.m.
Appearing later this week on Barrymore’s show are Reese Witherspoon, Gabrielle Union, Charlize Theron and Billy Porter.