EgyptAir’s in-flight magazine Horus is getting some unintentional laughs after a purported interview with Drew Barrymore goes viral.
The bizarre interview was spotted by a passenger who shared screengrabs of the article online.
The article, which comes with a byline for Aida Tekla, is rife with grammatical errors and opens with a downright offensive profile on the star which claims – despite producing and starring on Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet” and with several other projects on the go – the actress is stepping out of the “limelight” to focus on being a mother.
“Despite being unstable in her relationships most of her life, despite the several unsuccessful marriages and despite the busy life of stardom that dominated her life for several years; the beautiful American Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore has recently decided to temporary take an unlimited vacation to play her most crucial role as a mother.”
On Wednesday, Tekla came forward on Twitter as the author of the interview, explaining that she was not responsible for some of the edits to the interview, but insisting it was not faked.
“It is known that Barrymore has had almost 17 relationships, engagements and marriages,” reads another descriptor in the article, throwing some serious shade at Barrymore. But the article understands why she’s had so much drama in her personal life, claiming psychologists believe her past “behaviour is only natural since she lacked the male role model in her life after her parents’ divorce when she was only 9 years. Ever since that time, she has been subconsciously seeking attention and care from a male figure; but unfortunately things do not always go as planned and she has not yet succeeded in any relationship for various reasons.”
Other choice excerpts include her thoughts on the status of women today:
“I cannot deny that women made a great achievement over past century, there is significant progress recorded by people who study women status throughout history,” reads one hilariously error-filled quote. “This is naturally reflected on women in the west who will not be satisfied unless they gain the rights they deserve to the society. This is especially true since women exert tremendous efforts that men are incapable of exerting due to their numerous commitments and obligations.”
In another quote, Barrymore supposedly responds to a question about having “gained several kilos” while pregnant with daughters Olive, age 6, and Frankie, age 4:
“I feel overwhelmed when someone tells me that I have regained my image and managed to lose that extra weight, especially that I felt depressed due to the significant increase in my weight after delivering Frankie. However, I find this a great opportunity to encourage every woman who is overweight to work on regaining her beauty and body, especially that it is not as hard as one may think; it is all about determination and following the appropriate diet under the supervision of a physician,” reads another supposed quote.
And finally, on her children and their knowledge of “presidents and kings”:
“Despite their young ages that do not exceed five years, they know the name of the American President, the names of Presidents and Kings of some major countries and the names of several substantial figures in the political scene,” she’s quoted as saying.
Though the airline has refuted claims the interview is fake, reps for the actress say otherwise, telling Huffington Post Barrymore “did not participate” in the interview and they are now “working with the airline PR team.”