Drew Barrymore Went On Date With Corey Feldman — Set Up By Her Godfather Steven Spielberg
The two child actors also attended the Oscars together.
Drew Barrymore's godfather Steven Spielberg set her up with fellow child star Corey Feldman.
The Lost Boys actor, 51, reunited with his old pal after 25 years on Wednesday's (Jan 18) The Drew Barrymore Show, where he recalled how they first met.
"What happened was, I got a call one day," said Feldman. "My grandmother says, 'We got a call from Steven [Spielberg's] office, and the little girl from E.T. wants to meet you because she's got a crush on you'."
Barrymore, 47, then added: "Oh yeah, I did ... the biggest. But everyone did!"
Barrymore's mum Jaid Barrymore then arranged for the youngsters to go to the cinema together. Feldman went on: "Of course, neither of us drove because I was still living at my grandparents', and you were living with your mum ... And it was so cute. I remember taking you to the movies, I remember exactly which movie theatre it was," he said of the spot in Encino.
"We walked across the street, and you put your little hand up for me to hold. And I held your hand, and we walked across the street ... I don't remember what movie we saw. But I remember all that."
The pair became firm friends and later went on to date as teenagers — with the young couple even making their red carpet debut together at the 61st Academy Awards when Feldman was 17 and Barrymore was 14.
Barrymore added of their glitzy outing: "I remember you were going, and so, I was lucky enough to be your date. And I just threw on a cotton Betsey Johnson dress, off the rack. I don't know how much it cost, probably $65.
"I remember getting there, and I remember seeing people in such designer duds. And I remember looking around and thinking, 'Oh, I'm very underdressed. I'm wearing a cotton Betsey Johnson dress. Whoops!'"
Feldman said of their relationship: "We were such the great little, cute little item for the three months we lasted or whatever. But it was adorable," and Barrymore added: "We were so positive; you and I were such good friends. We had that kind of relationship where they say, 'Date your friend.' We were the embodiment of that. You were so kind, you were such a safe place for me."
Then their get-together got a little dark when they talked about how hard they partied as teenagers.
Feldman said: "You got sober first; you got your act together first. It took me a few years after you."
Watch Barrymore's reunion with Feldman here: