Drew Barrymore Talks Her Love For Jake Gyllenhaal While Holding Up a Sweet Sign (Exclusive)

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Drew Barrymore wants to show her love for Jake Gyllenhaal!

After the actress was forced to rank three of her co-stars from most to least talented – with Gyllenhaal drawing the short stick – Barrymore attended the season two premiere of her Netflix series, the Santa Clarita Diet, holding an “I [Heart] Jake Gyllenhaal” sign.

She opened up to ET’s Leanne Aguilera on the red carpet about the message.

“Well, I had to either eat turkey's testicles yesterday on James Corden or sell Jake down the river,” she noted, referencing the game of “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” she played on The Late Late Show. “And it was all fun and games and then every headline today was like, ‘Drew Barrymore says Jake Gyllenhaal's the least talented actor she's ever worked with.’ And I was like, ‘No!’ Nobody reads the fine print, so I don’t even need to talk about it. All you need to know is this.

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Barrymore, 43, wowed in an orange-red gown at the premiere and talked about getting in shape for her role as Sheila on the bloody Netflix series.

“I'm a vegan and I work out and I live a completely different lifestyle and diet while being here. Because she is only eating protein and you'd be very lean and she's got this energy and basically immortality now. Who would not look prettier with immortality?” she explained of her zombie character.

With her busy schedule, Barrymore knows it’s important to prioritize her daughters Olive and Frankie. She recently made her eldest daughter, Olive, a calendar to show her when she had to be away for work. But Barrymore says all of her downtime is centered around her two kids.

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Olive has a working mom. So, I came up with a couple of systems. One of which is “THE CALENDAR”. It has been very successful recently. I circle with sharpie every day I will be traveling. And I ask her to mark the day with an X once it’s done. That way she can see that I am gone at first, still away in the middle, and then coming back towards the end. She now has a good sense of my geographic place from the globe. She knows when I am leaving and coming home. I always explain to her that I love my Job. I don’t say “I have to go work” with a grimace on my face, because I fear it will make her feel negative about something a lot of moms must do to provide. My friend once said “never make your child feel like work is the bad thing taking you away from them” and I realized a lot of us tend to do that to try to make our kids feel better and that work is the yucky thing taking us away. It’s a good intention, but I am convinced I need to take a different approach. I want to empower my daughters to think work is good and necessary. And can even lead them to road of their dreams. I feel guilty as hell for being away (and what mother doesn’t?!) But i try a way to empower me and my kids into something more positive. I don't blame work, i own the responsibility. I will be patient when she is upset if i am away. But i wanted to give her a tool, so she could understand and gage life when i am working. Like a hand made calendar. And watching my daughter follow through with as an exercise, is so rewarding. And calming to my concerns about teaching her to grasp life. I also send her a postcard everyday at Summer camp where she walks to a mailbox and pulls out my hand written card. She knows what stamps are. And snail mail. And then she carries them in her back pack. And has even started to write me back. And we save them all in a box. Like I said, I’m trying to balance life to make it as great as it can be, and we have to find ways that are authentic and true to who we are. I tried a few methods at first... and if you ever want to corespond with Olive, don’t face time with her. I learned that the hard way.

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“I'm just another mom on this planet, but I just spend every waking moment with them,” she said. “I wake up with them, I go to sleep with them, I have my weekends with them. There are a lot of days where I have off because I have an unorthodox schedule in my job, and I don’t go do things for myself. I just lean in with them.

She added that this doesn’t mean moms don’t need “me” time.

“I like when any parent just gets so sick of doing every little thing with their kids that, like, ‘You know what? I need a me moment.’ That's a healthy understanding and revelation in that moment too, but sort of do everything to its fullest,” she said. “I know I would not be the kind of mom who’s like, ‘Mom’s gotta go to work all the time.’ It’s like I work hard and I work crazy hours but there's also a lot of down time and I just give every moment of them it to them.

Santa Clarita Diet season two is now available on Netflix.

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