“I stalked Adam Sandler because…”: Drew Barrymore’s Disturbing Comment Wouldn’t Have Been Taken Lightly if She Were a Man

Drew Barrymore stalked Adam Sandler as she believed that they were meant to work with each other.

"I stalked Adam Sandler because...": Drew Barrymore's Disturbing Comment Wouldn't Have Been Taken Lightly if She Were a Man

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  • Drew Barrymore stalked Adam Sandler as she believed that they were meant to work with each other.
  • They worked together for the first time in 1998's The Wedding Singer.
  • The film is considered one of the best films in both their respective careers.
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Adam Sandler has had a really interesting career graph in Hollywood as an actor. Sandler shined as a comic actor with his incredible knack for humor and making audiences chuckle. However, the actor showed his dramatic range in films like Punch-Drunk Love, Reign Over Me, and even in his endearing romantic comedies like The Wedding Singer.

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Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in 50 First Dates
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in 50 First Dates

The latter had him paired with Drew Barrymore for the first time, and audiences lauded their natural chemistry between them. It seems Barrymore had Sandler on her bucket list for actors that she wanted to work with. She had a rather odd way of approaching Sandler to work together on a film.

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Drew Barrymore Stalked Adam Sandler to Work With Him In A Film

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore worked together for the first time in 1998's The Wedding Singer
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore worked together for the first time in 1998’s The Wedding Singer

Drew Barrymore was a rising young actor in the 90s, and one of the most successful films that she did in that period was The Wedding Singer. The film had her starring opposite Adam Sandler, and it was a huge success at the box office and a beloved entry in their careers. Barrymore reflected on her experience of how she got involved in the film to Vanity Fair.

Barrymore revealed that she stalked Sandler as she was convinced that they were meant to work with each other, The unlikely pair found the perfect project with The Wedding Singer, and the two formed a very close relationship ever since. She said,

“When I did The Wedding Singer, I stalked Adam Sandler because I was convinced we were supposed to work together. We didn’t look like we should. We looked for a project and we found The Wedding Singer and that was what we ended up doing first together. All I can say to him is that I was right. We have made three films now over  the course of 20 years and I love him today just as much as ever.”

The film is still a very beloved one among audiences, and the two movie stars went on to do other films, namely 50 First Dates, and Blended. The two stars have become very close over the years and have supported each other in their personal lives as well.

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Also read: “I totally believed he was that guy”: Sofia Coppola Was Thunderstruck With Adam Sandler’s Revival Performance After a Streak of Failures

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler Have Deep Love and Admiration for Each Other

The two stars have become very close friends over the years
The two stars have become very close friends over the years

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler have worked three times in films, becoming very good friends over the years and having mutual respect for each other. Barrymore revealed the secret behind her long-standing friendship with him that has endured over several years.

Also read: Real Reason Adam Sandler and Josh Safdie May Never Make Another Movie After Uncut Gems

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Barrymore claims her bond with Sandler is rooted in love and admiration for each other. She also opened up to People about how she had always believed in him all these years and how he’s she is a constant source of support for her. She said,

“You know, I just always believed in him so much. And not that my opinion matters. But I just felt like, this is the guy. This is the one all us women were so in love with him on SNL and you know, I love Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison, comedians create their own brand, their own flavor and scent. I wanted some place to put my admiration and I thought a film was the most safe and cathartic place to do it.”

Barrymore also had the honor of presenting Sandler with the Best Actor Award at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala for Uncut Gems in 2020 (via Today). Both actors had nothing but kind words for each other and Sandler even teared up during his acceptance speech after hearing Barrymore’s touching words.

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Written by Rahul Thokchom

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Rahul Thokchom is a senior content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.