Drew Barrymore says her late dog Flossie 'got her groove on' with other dogs in the French neighborhood where Barrymore was filming 'Ever After'
- Drew Barrymore said her dog Flossie "got her groove on" while the actor was filming "Ever After" in France.
- She told Insider she was "mortified" at the time but that Flossie was "living her best life."
As it turns out, Drew Barrymore had experience with horny pets long before her two dogs got frisky on live TV in front of "Grown-ish" star Yara Shahidi and "The Drew Barrymore Show" audience in early 2023.
In an interview with Insider to promote her partnership with Tidy Cats, Barrymore recalled how her late dog, Flossie, "got it on with a few dogs in the 'hood" while they were on location in France filming "Ever After," a 1998 film based on "Cinderella."
"She was living her best life. And then she mellowed out when we came back to America," said Barrymore, who recalled being "mortified" at the time. "But in France, Flossie got her groove on."
Flossie would go on to save Barrymore's life during a house fire in 2001. The "Wedding Singer" actor was engaged to comedian Tom Green at the time.
When a fire started in their Beverly Hills home at about 3:30 a.m., Flossie "literally banged on their bedroom door" and "was really the main alert that there was a fire," Barrymore's representative told the Los Angeles Times at the time.
"I don't think even the cliche of unconditional love is enough," Barrymore said when asked how the experience impacted her relationship with animals.
"In some ways I wonder.... We don't deserve cats and dogs. They're so awesome. I would never imagine raising my own daughters without a house full of cats and dogs," she continued, referencing Olive, 10, and Frankie, 8, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Will Kopelman.
Barrymore is partnering with the cat litter brand Tidy Cats to help them launch their new litter, Tidy Care Comfort, in part because she believes that all cats — including her four rescues named Peach, Lucky, Big Kitty, and Little Kitty Barrymore — deserve a litter box that feels like a "safe space" for them.
"It's very cat over commerce," she said.
As part of the partnership, the talk-show host is redesigning a litter-box space for the winner of a new Tidy Care contest. From now until May 8, you can visit the Tidy Care Comfort website and explain why you need a "littervention" in your home. The winner will receive $5,000 to renovate their space with items from Walmart and get tips from Barrymore on how to make their space more zen for cats.
Barrymore said her Manhattan apartment currently has no outdoor area, so she struggles "like everyone else" to make the spaces where her cats do their business look more inviting.
"Why does it all have to look so utilitarian? Why can't it be more beautiful?" Barrymore asked.
Tidy Care Comfort is available exclusively at Walmart, which also sells Barrymore's appliances and home decor line, "Beautiful by Drew Barrymore."
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