Drew Barrymore is not upset about Elizabeth Banksâ upcoming Charlieâs Angels reboot, despite a bogus report. One of the tabloids is simply attempting to create a fake feud between the actresses. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.
Banks is directing, co-writing and co-starring in a film adaptation of the 1970âs TV series, which focused on three female detectives working for a mysterious agency. Barrymore was the first to bring the franchise to the big-screen, producing and co-starring in the 2000 movie and its 2003 sequel. According to OK!, however, the actress isnât happy about Banks taking over the series.
âDrew introduced the Angels to a whole new generation and doesnât think Elizabeth couldâve gotten her reboot off the ground had her own not come first,â an alleged insider tells the magazine. âShe feels like she deserves more credit.â The outletâs questionable source further contends that Banks has been âbragging that sheâs putting a feminist take on the franchise by making the Angels relatable and diverse, not the âcartoonish caricaturesâ that they were in Drewâs films.â
This entire narrative is fabricated. For starters, Banks has never bad-mouthed any previous installments of the franchise. To the contrary, Banks recently told The Hollywood Reporter, âCharlieâs Angels, for me, is one of the original brands to celebrate the empowered woman since its debut in the â70s.â As for the actress supposedly âbraggingâ about her version being more âfeministâ than the others, the actress actually stated that her film âhonors the legacyâ of the franchise, âwhile introducing a new era of modern and global Angels.â Simply saying she plans to make the new Angels more âmodern and globalâ isnât a slight at any of the Angels that came before. She also certainly never said that the women in Barrymoreâs movies were âcartoonish caricatures.â
Additionally, Barrymore said in an interview with âEntertainment Tonightâ last month that sheâs âexcitedâ for Banks and everyone else involved in the Charlieâs Angels reboot. âBecause every generation that brings Charlieâs Angels out into the world is about the power of three women and what they can do,â said the actress. âAnd itâs so positive. So if they keep that alive in this new iteration, itâs just going to be great,â she added. A source close to the actress also confirmed to Gossip Cop that she has no issue with the reboot.
Conclusion: OK! claims Barrymore and Banks are at odds over the Charlieâs Angels reboot, but the explanation behind the supposed rift is made-up. Banks said in an interview that she was drawn to the project because the franchise celebrates female empowerment, and she also hopes to âhonor the legacyâ of the franchise. Clearly, the actress is a fan of both the TV series and first two films. Meanwhile, Barrymore plainly stated in an interview last month that sheâs looking forward to Banksâ movie and loves the idea of a Charlieâs Angels for âevery generation.â The tabloidâs premise is provably untrue on every level.