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Egypt Air's odd Drew Barrymore interview she 'did not participate in'

Full of bizarre quotes and less-than flattering statements, the Hollywood actor's Q&A has turned heads on social media
Drew Barrymore attends the Beautycon Festival LA 2018 (AFP)

An - interesting - interview with Drew Barrymore has been spotted in Egypt Air’s in-flight magazine Horus, and caused quite a stir.

In Horus's glossy pages a Q&A with the child actor-turned-Hollywood star took centre stage, with Barrymore waxing lyrical on her weight, motherhood and previous relationships.

But after Yemen analyst Adam Barron tweeted out images of the magazine's interview with the Hollywood star, calling it "surreal", the article piqued the attention of social media users, who began to question whether Egypt's national carrier had secured an interview with her at all.

The writer credited is Dr Aida Takla O’Reilly, former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

O’Reilly begins by mentioning the actor’s "unsuccessful marriages" and speculates that Barrymore has been "seeking attention" ever since her parents' divorce when she was nine years old. 

Social media users took to Twitter to express their views on the article:

In the interview Barrymore says she is retiring to become a full-time mother until her daughters are able to “depend on themselves”. "I wish I would see them one day successful and unique ladies," Barrymore says, apparently. 

However, in previous interviews with the actor, she states that she loves being a working mother, with the latest season of her zombie comedy series Santa Clarita Diet even airing on Netflix in 2019.

Some of the more bizarre lines are reserved for the interview's introduction, which says "psychologists believe that her behaviour is only natural since she lacked the male role model in her life".

Readers also picked up on some uncharacteristic quotes from Barrymore about her parenting styles.

"I do not intentionally follow certain parenting methods with my daughters and I do not consult with psychologists... I focus on nurturing their minds as well as their small bodies," she is quoted as saying.

However, the blunt questions on her post-pregnancy weight-loss experience appeared to shock readers the most.

The actor has also been quoted as saying that men are “incapable of exerting efforts” greater than women due to the amount of “commitments and obligations” they are burdened with.

A suspicious image of Barrymore holding a copy of Horus looked a bit too similar to a previous photo of the actor:

O’Reilly has confirmed she wrote the article and says it had been edited by the magazine.

However, Barrymore's spokesperson told the Huffington Post the actor “did not participate” in the interview.

Egypt Air defends the article, after their spokesperson told AFP that the article was "authentic".

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