Here's Who Drew Barrymore Would Pick To Portray Her In A Biopic

Actor and talk show host Drew Barrymore has had a tumultuous, but ultimately triumphant Hollywood journey. The "Never Been Kissed" star began acting before she turned 1 when she was featured in a Puppy Choice dog food ad, per Biography. As Barrymore's fame began to take off with lead parts in blockbusters like "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial," the young star was placed in adult scenarios. Following spending time at Hollywood parties and nightclubs, Barrymore entered a psychiatric center at age 13 to address her drug and alcohol addiction.

In a 2021 interview with The Mail on Sunday's You magazine, Barrymore said her mother Jaid forced her to visit the facility. This ended up turning her life around. "My mom put me there because she couldn't cope with me any more, but it was the best thing that happened to me," Barrymore said (via the Daily Mail). "It taught me boundaries. Until that point, I had none." Since this experience, Barrymore has flourished with continued professional success. With projects like "Charlie's Angels," "Santa Clarita Diet" and more, Barrymore has solidified her status as an A-list celebrity. Her story is one that would make for an interesting biopic, and Barrymore has an idea of who could play her in a film about her fascinating life.

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Drew Barrymore wants Joey King to star in a film about her life

If Drew Barrymore's life story ever becomes a biopic, the actor and talk show host already has a performer in mind for the lead part. Barrymore revealed this actor in a TikTok video she posted on August 17. The clip shows Barrymore participating in a TikTok trend, which consists of very quickly flashing photos of the public figures who fit the bill for various questions. Barrymore identified celebs for labels like "best co-star kisser," whom he said was E.T., and her "most surprising celebrity interview," Machine Gun Kelly. Then Barrymore addressed "who should play [her] in a biopic," for which she revealed a photo of actor Joey King.

Furthermore, Barrymore displayed King's image when asked for a "surprising celeb in [her] phone" contacts. In February, Barrymore and King joined together for a discussion on "The Drew Barrymore Show." "Oh my gosh, I've been waiting for this," Barrymore said as King sat down to chat with her. Barrymore then called herself "such an uber-fan" of King's work. Both the personal and professional experiences of the "Kissing Booth" star would make King a great option to lead a Barrymore biopic. 

Drew Barrymore and Joey King share a connection

Drew Barrymore's pick to play her in a possible biopic, Joey King, would be a perfect choice for this role. For one thing, Barrymore and King both grew up in the public eye from a very young age. Barrymore started acting when she was under 1, while King got her start in a Life Cereal commercial at 4 years old, according to IMDb. As both of these performers matured, they became the stars of some pretty epic rom-coms. While Barrymore has played the lead in films like "Fever Pitch," "Never Been Kissed," and "50 First Dates," King has starred in "The Kissing Booth" franchise and will be in an upcoming Netflix rom-com co-starring Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman, The Hollywood Reporter revealed in June.

In addition to having similar career paths, Barrymore and King seem to share a personal connection that would serve King well in playing Barrymore. After King visited "The Drew Barrymore Show" in February, she took to social media to express her joy in meeting Barrymore. "I'm in love with @drewbarrymore and I don't care who knows it," King wrote on Instagram, alongside photos of her and Barrymore making kugel together and laughing on-set. Let's hope that these two talented performers can soon make this biopic concept a reality!