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How the director let seven-year-old Drew Barrymore believe E.T.'s real

The cast of E.T reunited on Drew Barrymore's show to mark 40 years of the movie.
1 November 2022 4:24PM

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was released in 1982. To celebrate the 40th anniversary, the E.T. cast Henry Thomas, Robert Macaughton, Dee Wallace joined Drew Barrymore on her 'The Drew Barrymore Show' for a cast reunion. 

Drew Barrymore, 47 revealed that she thought her alien co-star in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was real during the filming of the movie. 

Drew was seven-years-old when she was on the set of the classic 1982 movie and she played the little girl "Gertie", who's the sister of Elliot.  

"Now I thought E.T was real" Drew confessed.

"I really, really loved him in such a profound way. Is it like true that... what would happen?"

On the movie set, Little Drew would go to E.T. and share lunch with him.

After the sweet revealation, the rest of the cast shared more adorable moments of seven-year-old Drew's interaction with E.T.

"The first thing I remember is that we were on stage and it was quite cold," Henry recalled. 

Henry Thomas played "Elliot" in the movie. 

"You asked the wardrobe lady if you could have scarf for E.T.'s neck because he was getting cold. So you wrapped the scarf around his neck, but Dee has a great story," Henry said. 

"We found you over there just talking away to E.T. and we let Steven know" Dee added. 

Steven Spielberg, the director of the film from that moment "appointed two guys to keep E.T. alive" so whenever Drew would go talk to E.T, it could give Drew a reaction as thought he was conversing. 

How cute is that!