Drew Barrymore, 45, Earns Praise For Age-Defying Good Looks As She Recreates ‘Scream’ Character

Drew Barrymore poses on the red carpet.
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Drew Barrymore brought her Scream character back from the dead and earned some high marks for her age-defying good looks.

The 45-year-old actress recently reprised her iconic role as Casey Becker, seen in the opening sequence of the 1996 horror flick, by bringing back the short blonde hair and white sweater she wore for the frightening scene. As Hollywood Life reported, she adopted the look for a sketch on The Drew Barrymore Show. The celebrity news outlet praised Barrymore, saying it “looks like she hasn’t aged a day since 1996!”

The skit explored what would have happened if Becker had survived rather than becoming the first on-screen victim of the psycho killer. In the short segment, the killer exchanged text messages rather than making the mysterious call that viewers see in the opening minutes of the movie. This time, Barrymore was able to see the caller ID and ignore the call.

The segment has attracted some viral interest, racking up tens of thousands of likes and plenty of compliments from fans who also think she looks the same as she did nearly a quarter of a century ago.

“I watched Scream for the first time last week and I was so mad that Drew got killed off first when she was looking so cute with her little blonde bob!” one person commented on the video posted by The Drew Barrymore Show.

“How does she look almost the same as in 1996?” another wrote.

As Hollywood Life added, Barrymore has spoken about her decision to take the iconic role, which shocked audiences at the time. Not only was her film death sudden and shocking, but many fans were surprised to see Barrymore — who had been billed as one of the top stars — killed off just a few minutes into the horror flick.

In a recent appearance on Hot Ones, Barrymore said that her “pet peeve” when watching horror movies was having to watch the main character “slugging through to the end,” and that she wanted to do something different when she accepted the role in Scream.

“What I wanted to do is to take that comfort zone away. So, I asked if I could be Casey Becker, so that we would establish this rule does not apply in this film,” she shared, via Hollywood Life.

As The Inquisitr reported, Barrymore has been in a nostalgic mood in recent weeks. She kicked off her new talk show by reuniting with the co-stars of her 2000 action flick Charlie’s Angels.