The Detroit News
Published 11:12 a.m. ET July 8, 2020 | Updated 12:32 p.m. ET July 8, 2020
Drew Barrymore has some good news to share, and she’s saying it with a vintage Detroit News T-shirt on a national magazine cover.
InStyle magazine revealed its August cover on Instagram on Wednesday with photos of actress/producer/director Drew Barrymore — pictures taken by the actress herself at home — for the magazine’s “Badass Women” issue.
In the interview, Barrymore says she’s wearing the T-shirt because of its slogan “the first good news of the day.”
We’ve put a call in to her agent to see where the actress picked up her tee.
Barrymore styled herself for the shoot and took her own photos, due to COVID-19 limitations. According to the caption, the shirt is her own.
About being “badass,” Barrymore tells InStyle, “I also love to see the word ‘badass’ in a joyful context, like on this cover with a smile, a peace sign, and a shirt that says, ‘Good news.” That makes me feel like I’m on the right path. There’s this quote I love that Nancy Juvonen — my business partner of 25 years and the love of my life other than my daughters — taught me: ‘Insecurity is loud; confidence is quiet.'”
In 2009, Barrymore directed a movie that was filmed, in part, in Detroit. “Whip It,” starring Ellen Page, Barrymore, Kristen Wiig and Juliette Lewis, was about a teen who rebelled against the world of beauty pageants her mother wanted for a more raucous world of roller derby.
On being in Michigan, both Barrymore and Page were effusive with praise.
“I saw a lot of the state. I actually know it quite well,” Barrymore said at the Toronto International Film Festival for the film’s premiere in a piece The News ran in October 2009.
“On Saturday nights, I would go to the 8 Ball in Ann Arbor and have a cold PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon) and I loved that. I loved the Majestic in Detroit.
“It was great for me because I really found locations that would work. I found wonderful places,” Barrymore said. “I felt like it was a blessing we got to shoot there.”
In addition to repping The Detroit News, Barrymore also has a vintage-looking University of Michigan sweatshirt that she’s been seen wearing in a few of her Instagram videos.
The August issue of InStyle with Barrymore is set to hit newsstands July 17.
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