Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon were on the field celebrating with the Boston Red Sox. It was Boston’s first title since 1918, and Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon were on the field.
How did this happen?
While the two stars of Fever Pitch have received their fair share of flack for “intruding” upon a sacred moment in the history of this beloved franchise, they’re not ignorant. They respect the passion of the fan base, and through Red Sox Nation, they were able to immerse themselves in the excitement, too — lifelong Sox fans or not.
During Saturday’s edition of SportsDesk, NESN’s Heidi Watney caught up with Barrymore to reflect upon that dramatic October.
“I think you’d have to be heartless not to be swept up in not only the passion of this city and the emotionality everyone has about this team — and then to be a part of the one particular year they won and getting to capture that on film, it was a magical, once in a lifetime opportunity and experience,” Barrymore said. “I just wish I could’ve traded being on that field for someone who had loved them their whole life.
“I’m sure that at the time, [fans] were like, ‘Why is she and Jimmy Fallon on the field? Get off!’ But we thought to just bring that moment into the film because it is a love letter to the city.”
You can watch the full interview here: