Saturday, January 28, 2012

She drew a pun intended,,,

Drew Barrymore

Photo credit: Paul Morigi

It was fitting that Drew Barrymore chose Washington as her Red Carpet location of choice for the premiere of her new film Big Miracle:  It benefited TAPS, (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) which cares for the families of the fallen and is based in D.C.

It's hard to believe she's only 36 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but such is the case of the child actor who sky rocked to fame in Stephen Speilberg's E.T.  Rather than roll her acting credits here, link to her bio.

The petite star engaged the media at Loews's Theater in Georgetown prior to setting off for a private dinner with fiance Will Kopelman at Sequoia on the waterfront where Alaskan salmon was the order of the day.  Here's why:

"Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and an animal-loving volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can't wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore). Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she's also his ex-girlfriend.

With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world's attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.
Production Notes 

Watch the trailer here: