Drew Barrymore has been acting since the time she could walk and talk. The ET child-star is now all grown up (Drew is 39), and is pregnant with her second child. What she also is, is one half of the Adam Sandler – Drew Barrymore movie factory that produces romantic comedy gold. Sandler and Barrymore were on the Tonight Show, with Jimmy Fallon recently to promote their next rom-com, Blended.
Drew fell in love with Sandler in their 1998 blockbuster, The Wedding Singer, and followed that up with a second box office hit in 2004, 50 First Dates. On Wednesday, Jimmy Fallon goaded the pair into serenading each other while he played the guitar. “Every 10 years, we get to fall in love again,” said Barrymore, who is currently pregnant with her second child. Sandler agreed, saying, “We really do. We enjoy it. We have a lot of fun together.”
“Every 10 years, I promise to love you,” Drew began. Sandler followed suit, singing, “I’ll always be true, even as we get older.” Barrymore recounted the first time they met, and Sandler remembered, “You gave me a hug and I got a boner.” The actress sweetly sang, “You are the Fred Astaire to my Ginger Rodgers, to which Sandler replied, “You’re the Rob Ford to my crack cocaine.”
Sandler then asked a number of funny “screen husband” questions of Barrymore. “Am I your best movie husband?” Sandler sang. “Of course you are, Adam,” she replied. “Better than Hugh Grant?” he continued, questioning her on-screen romance with the British actor in 2007’s “Music and Lyrics.” “Much better than Grant,” Barrymore replied. “Better than Ben Stiller?” he asked, bringing up her “Duplex” costar. “Much better than Stiller,” Drew said. “Better than Jimmy Fallon?” Sandler pointedly asked of her “Fever Pitch” costar, who stepped up at that moment, while he’d just been playing guitar in the background that whole time prior. “You both have great qualities…” Drew said very diplomatically. “I’ll take that,” Fallon replied.
“I will still love you when you’re 64,” Barrymore promised. Sandler sang, “I will still love you when your boobs touch the floor.” Barrymore then joked, “So, right now?” Sandler laughed and said, “Not yet!”
The performance ended on a sweet note, with Sandler singing a line from his most famous Wedding Singer song, and Drew clearly getting choked up with emotion:
Oh, I could be the man who grows old with you. I want to grow old with Drew-y!
And though they discussed their three famous movie collaborations, Sandler claimed that the correct number is actually four, since he alleges that he played “E.T.” in Barrymore’s 1982 breakout film. No confirmation on that claim, however.
Seeing the pair together, singing, reminds you why Barrymore and Sandler’s movies are successful. They have a great, natural chemistry together. It is obvious that the are friends and really care for each other. Watch Adam and Drew in the video below.