No woman wants to be asked if she's pregnant, especially if it's not true, and Drew Barrymore is just like any other woman.
Drew Barrymore Claps Back
In an appearance at the The Late Late Show With James Corden, the Santa Clarita Diet star shares her refreshingly blunt response to a stranger who assumed she was expecting when she's quite obviously not.
"She's like, 'Well, and you're expecting, obviously,'" Barrymore recounts. "And I just looked at her and go, 'No, I'm just fat right now.'"
Despite the fact that she took it all in stride, the actress was still insulted by the implication, saying that the experience was a rough one.
"I was, like, 'I'll just tell this story and make fun of myself,' but she's a bitch," she quips.
It's not just strangers who take the time to chide the actress about her fluctuating weight, especially when she puts on the pounds. Barrymore's mother and daughters also occassionally give her a bit of flak for gaining some weight, according to the actress.
Barrymore's Santa Clarita Diet character is on a pretty strict diet, but the actress isn't as keen to stick to one in real life.
"Let's face it, I hate it," she tells Corden, shrugging good-naturedly to the audience.
Instead of working out all year round, Barrymore revealed that she's giving the Denzel Washington method a try where she takes it easy with dieting and exercising on her off seasons and then picks it up when there's a project coming up.
"When I'm doing the show, I'm a vegan, and I barely eat anything," she explains. "I work out almost every day, and it's so healthy, and it gets euphoric. Then it's like food poisoning. You think you'll never want to eat again. And before you know it, you're just pigging out with a feed bag strapped to your face."
"I'm a foodie! And I love food, and I travel the world for food, and so I get heavy again between the show," Barrymore continues.
'Santa Clarita Diet'
Barrymore stars as Sheila Hammond in the Netflix comedy Santa Clarita Diet, which currently released its second season on the streaming service. The zombie is married to Timothy Olyphant's Joel and is trying to navigate her new life as an undead realtor.
"I think this show is about a marriage that functions and works, especially under the most difficult circumstances, but they still talk about regular domestic issues or household chores," she describes in an interview with E! News. "I think in this day and age the world is so crazy they almost need a little crazy with their crazy. I just like the balance of it all."