Jimmy Fallon felt the heat as he reminisced about ‘Fever Pitch’ with co-star Drew Barrymore.
The two dropped some juicy details about their 2005 rom-com collaboration in a recent bonus content video for “The Drew Barrymore Show.” The ‘Charlie’s Angels’ star revealed in the video, which was posted earlier this month, that she spent 28 years of her life not knowing she had this distinctive facial quirk.
“I didn’t know I had a smirk until you told me on ‘Fever Pitch,'” Barrymore told Fallon.
“No, I said you had a nice smile,” Fallon said. “You speak from the side of your mouth. It’s in the movie.”
“I didn’t know that until you said it!” said Barrymore.
“Have you ever seen anyone make an impression of you?” Fallon intervened. “You have this cute kind of talking out of the side of the mouth.”
The two explained that they improvised the scene from the film in which Fallon’s character, Ben, lists the things he likes about Barrymore’s Lindsey. One of the things Ben says he likes about her is that “sometimes you talk a little out of the side of your mouth.”
It was apparently the first time Barrymore — who’s become famous since his breakout role in 1982’s “ET: The Extraterrestrial” at age 7 — has heard this comment about his appearance.
“But why is it you who made me realize this?” And you improvised it! Barrymore told Fallon in his talk show clip.
“Yeah, I improvised it but it made it into the movie. People enjoyed it,” Fallon said.
“You have changed my life!” Barrymore said as Fallon pulled him in for a hug.
“And now I understand why people make the impression,” she added.
Fallon then showed her co-star how she moves her lips when she speaks.
“Do I have a lisp too?” Barrymore asked.
“That’s kinda cute, you have a lisp too,” Fallon told her.
Barrymore wasn’t the only person to have an epiphany on the set of “Fever Pitch.”
In a 2020 episode of the “Tonight Show,” Fallon said the first time he “experienced the magic” of falling in love with his wife Nancy Juvonen was on the set of the movie.
Juvonen was the film’s producer, and Fallon recalled her outfit on a “rainy, gray day in Boston” on set.
Fallon told his wife, who was speaking with him during the episode at the time, “It was almost like a painting, you stood out like a neon… I was like, ‘Wow.’
The daily talk show “The Drew Barrymore Show” will return for its second season on CBS in September.