Drew Barrymore delves into another tough conversation on his talk show, this time with Selma Blair about the threats that were sent to the host years ago.
The ‘Legally Blonde’ actor joined ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ for a powerful ‘healing moment’ after learning that someone posing as her had sent Barrymore several ‘poison letters’.
“I hear a detective who said, ‘We know it’s not you…but someone wrote letters to Drew Barrymore, many letters in poison pen, signed by Selma Blair,'” he said. she told Barrymore in a behind-the-scenes segment released on Wednesday.
Blair said she clung to the “sorrow” and fear” of the incident, which only intensified after learning that all roads lead to her father, Elliot Beitner. In her recent memoir, ‘Mean Baby: A Guide to Growing Up,’ Blair discussed her strained relationship with her father among other painful times throughout her life, including addiction issues and her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. .
“Finally, to make it short, [I] found out it was someone involved with my dad and he was letting that information get to him,” Blair explained on the show. “Then when he found out it was her, he chose her and didn’t believe me.”
Although Blair’s father later took some responsibility for the betrayal, she said the two “never had real makeup” before his death in 2012, adding, “Once I found out that it was him, I had to eliminate him”.
She added: “He did something so unthinkable for me. I’ll never call him dad again, really.
Blair also revealed that after landing a film role early in his career, the filmmakers received letters from someone claiming to be his agent. This person alleged that she was a “heroin addict”, which she also suspected came from her father.
Beitner knew the former “ET” star was his “childhood favorite,” which is why Barrymore was targeted in the letters, Blair explained.
“The letters went to you I guess because he knew what you meant to me,” she said, to which Barrymore replied, “I totally thought it was random!”
Barrymore never received the toxic missives and only heard about them once she got her hands on Blair’s new book.
“I discovered the letters, then I got your book and I was like, ‘Fuck, I’m going to get it. I have to talk to him, I want to heal this moment,” Barrymore said.
She continued, “It wasn’t real to me on my side and I would never doubt you, and I’ve actually been a total fan of yours on the side.”
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