Andy Cohen Shares Why He Thinks Drew Barrymore’s New Show Is Just What the Nation Needs

Bravo producer and Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen shared that he has a good feeling about Drew Barrymore‘s new talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show

Drew Barrymore and Andy Cohen
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“I just have such positive feeling about your show,” Cohen said to Barrymore during a sitdown discussion where Cohen offered advice to Barrymore about live talk show interviews. “Because I think we as a nation are in a place where we’re looking for an escape and we’re looking for good news.”

“Or positivity,” he continued. “And you’re a good news, positive lady that a lot of people love and connect with. So I think for that reason this is going to be … this is gonna go well.”

Drew Barrymore’s show will be live

She had a slew of questions for Cohen about filming live. His nighttime talkshow is shot live and sometimes guests can be surprising. Cohen says he finds shooting live to be exciting. “The fun thing about live is that you actually can get away with more being live,” he shared. “If you make a mistake, it’s like, ‘We’re live!'”

“I love the spontinaity of live,’ he continued. “Somtimes it all goes to hell, but that to me is the thing that people respond to the most and I lean into. You know, we’re not perfect. I think are so many shiny floor kind of shows that seem perfect and nothing ever goes wrong.”

Drew Barrymore and Andy Cohen
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“So life isn’t that way,” he pointed out. “I think live lets you capture a real moment. And I like to do that.” Barrymore says she embraces Cohen’s thoughts on live being the “most imperfect person.”

Barrymore hopes to change up the conversation

She said her show won’t be the typical talk show. “People are looking to have a different conversation,” Barrymore told ET. “I think they are looking to if they are putting themselves out there, I assume, to reveal things about them that are not commonly known. I think it is really weird when people choose to do a profession but you can’t know anything about me. It’s like, well, you took the wrong job, it is fair game. Most people want to present their heart and humor, the same thing on this show.”

Barrymore also won’t ever call it “her” show. “I really want to peel the layers back and I think I want to show what a show is, who makes it, how does it work, how do you come together, how does it function?” she said.

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“I think I will never call this my show,” Barrymore added. “I have an absolute allergy to that. This is our show and I am not the only one involved and there is no I in team. It is ours and we and the big thing we are always doing is thinking about things that we are interested in and that are fun and that we are passionate about. That’s the kind of approach that we have been taking for a year and it has evolved in such an incredible way through this most unprecedented year.”