Drew Barrymore Defends ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ Production Filming Amid Writers Strikes

Drew Barrymore is standing by her decision to start filming the new season of “The Drew Barrymore Show” amid the WGA strike. Back in May when the WGA initiated their strike, the 48-year-old actress was among the first to stand in solidarity with the striking writings by stepping away from hosting The MTV Movie & TV Awards. But on Sunday, Drew took to her Instagram to announce why she will be resuming production on the 4th season. “I am also making the choice to come back for the first time in this strike for our show, that may have my name on it but this is bigger than just me.” The talk show host continued on by stressing that they will be following WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike regulations. “I own this choice. We are in compliance with not discussing or promoting film and television that is struck of any kind,” she wrote. A spokesperson for the WGA told The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday that it is a struck show, and union members are set to picket her studios in New York City on Monday and Tuesday.