Twenty years ago a 20-year-old Drew Barrymore wearing a blue top and black pants hopped on top of David Letterman’s desk, swung her hips and flashed the late night host for his birthday before kissing him on the cheek.
“I can’t thank you enough for that,” Letterman told her at the time.
Now, at 40, Barrymore said she still doesn’t regret a minute of it.
“From the moment I went on — especially with my little dance number, which was completely spontaneous and not calculated in any way — he let the audience know it was okay,” Barrymore told Entertainment Weekly.
“He was so accepting of me, and letting everyone know to just go on the ride.”
“From that infamous show, we developed a really fun chemistry. Then I just looked forward to going back. There’s an energy to his show. The more you tried to charm him, the less he wanted it. He either liked you or he didn’t. When you usually go on a talk show it’s very buddy-buddy. But with him you have to work for it. But not too hard, because he won’t like that!”