The former co-stars have been friends since they were teenagers.
Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz have been friends way before their 2000 hit film Charlie's Angels. The two remind us that not all relationships in Hollywood are superficial and neither do they die down soon.
“We’ve known each other so long... we met when [Barrymore] was 14 and I was 16," Diaz revealed in a 2011 Access Hollywood interview. “We met at a place that we both used to hang out in Hollywood—or actually, I think it was Beverly Hills—when I was modeling and she wasn’t acting. She was working at this coffee shop or this soda shop, and I used to go hang out there and we became friendly. Once I started acting, she [said], ‘Oh, I remember you!'” Diaz continued. “And we used to hang out and we became friends. She asked me to do Charlie’s Angels and we’ve been like sisters…"
4. Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore appeared together in 2000s classic Charlie’s Angels, but their friendship goes even further back as the duo met when they were teenagers living in LA ✨ pic.twitter.com/5nu9Wy1vqy— Digital Spy (@digitalspy) December 24, 2021
The pair starred in 2000's Charlie's Angels alongside their other good friend Lucy Liu and the trio later reprised their roles in 2003's Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. It looks like working together cemented their friendship and, over the years since, they've gushed about their special bond that's lasted more than 30 years in multiple interviews. According to PEOPLE, last year, during an Instagram Live cooking session, 47-year-old Barrymore shared, "We met when I was 14 and she was 16. I was working at a coffee house and she was a junior model," Barrymore, 46, said. "She's still my bestie and sistie—sistie? That's a new word. It's Cameron Diaz. We're here to talk and we have things to talk about! Cameron and I tend to text each other while we're getting ready for things. We send each other videos of ourselves from our closets of us getting dressed, dancing around and sharing information," the 50 First Dates star said. "That's our form of communication." In fact, they have a special connection when it comes to food. Diaz is the one who helped her "sistie" learn how to cook when they were living together and filming all over the world. "She's always been the chef, she's the best cook ever," Barrymore said. "Some days we'd be living in a hotel and she'd teach me how to make pasta sauce. I know life with you in the kitchen."
Diaz chimed in, "Our kitchen, the kitchen is where we've always been, it's where I always am. Food is my love language, it's the main ingredient in everything that I do: love." Speaking of their long-lasting relationship, Barrymore said, "We've experienced birth, life, death, marriage, divorce—highs and lows, work, boyfriends, friends, travel—there is nothing we haven't done together." "The thing that I love about our friendship is that we have been there in all the big and important moments, we've also been there in the small moments and the casual moments and the reason we are such good friends is because it's real and we go through real stuff with each other. It's not a Hollywood fairytale," Barrymore said about their bond in 2020 during The Drew Barrymore Show. We love that!
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