Drew Barrymore has come a long way since ET. Her directorial debut Whip It! starring the amazing Ellen Page, opens in theaters today. She plays Bliss Cavendar, a teen whose mother is obsessed her being in pageants. She then finds happiness in roller derby and begins to find herself.
Ellens says of working under Barrymore, “Working with Drew was amazing. That's all I know. She was just tireless, in a way that was inspiring. Here was someone who was in pre-production for their first feature film while also training to be a roller derby star. And, she was just always there, always available, and always emotionally present with the material. She just really guided me through everything.”
The film also stars rapper Eve in her breakout role, SNL’s Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Fallon, and Juliette Lewis. If you haven’t caught the trailer yet, watch it below!