Barrymore hates being a celebrity
Blasting the present state of showbiz, Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore, who rose to fame after her role in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, insists she detests being called a celebrity.entertainment Updated: Mar 29, 2010 11:27 IST
Blasting the present state of showbiz, Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore insists she detests being called a celebrity.
"Celebrity!, it's become the most disgusting word on the planet. It makes me sick to my stomach," Barrymore told
The 35-year-old actress, who rose to fame after her role in
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
when she was a young child has established herself in mainly comic roles.
"When I started out I was an actor. And now when someone calls me a celebrity, I want to shoot them. I want to go, thank you for reducing me – I've worked for 35 years, I've killed myself to be established as someone who is responsible, reliable and accountable in my field of work, yet you're calling me a name of someone who basically got famous for no reason," she said.
"It's like the worst name on the planet. I hate it. And people say it all the time: 'You're a celebrity.' No, I'm an actor. I'm a producer. I'm a director. I'm a toad. I'm roadkill. I'm anything but a celebrity," Barrymore added.
First Published: Mar 28, 2010 14:55 IST