The line to join the Selena Gomez and Drew Barrymore mutual appreciation society starts here. On Dec. 23, Barrymore reshared a TikTok featuring Gomez lip-syncing to a “The Tonight Show” interview the “Never Been Kissed” star did in 1984 when she was just 9 years old on her Instagram. While the “Only Murders in the Building” actor has since deleted her TikTok video, Barrymore ensured it will live on via her grid.
In the clip, Gomez is looking cozy with a faux fur-trimmed throw over her shoulders as she mouths along to little Barrymore’s adorable interview about her love for New York. In the original interview, she’s chatting with the show’s guest host David Brenner when she gets momentarily tongue-tied. “I love New York!” she declares.
“Well, I mean, it’s my place. Well. I don’t like to go… I mean I’m not a person really… I mean, I love L.A.!” she finally gets out. “But I don’t like to dress up in bikinis and go to the beach.”
Gomez reenacts the clips straight through to the “I love L.A.!” portion, complete with hand gestures. For her part, Barrymore was impressed by her celeb pal’s TikTok. “I love this so much. I love you. I’m so honored you used this sound of me from an interview when I was younger! @selenagomez,” Barrymore captioned the video on her Instagram.
Even though Gomez’s TikTok is delightful, it leaves out Barrymore’s best line from the original interview – and one that’s especially fitting for the winter months. “I like to dress up warm and be in my thermies and go run around the hotel!” little Barrymore says to Brenner by way of explanation for her love of New York.
Still, both Gomez’s original TikTok and Barrymore’s reaction to it is heartwarming. Now the “Calm Down” singer just needs to make an appearance on “The Drew Barrymore Show” to complete the interview circle.