A seemingly fake interview with Drew Barrymore in EgyptAir's in-flight magazine has gone viral — but now someone claiming to be the author of it is insisting that the interview is genuine.
A passenger posted photos of the purported interview on Tuesday, and the article immediately raised red flags for its surreal quotes, digs at her "unsuccessful marriages" and relationships, and reference to Barrymore taking time off from acting to be a full-time mother to daughters Olive, 6, and Frankie, 4, with ex Will Kopelman.
Barrymore's spokesperson told The Huffington Post that the "Santa Clarita Diet" star “did not participate” in the interview and that her team is “working with the airline PR team.”
Someone claiming to be the author came forward on Twitter to assert that the interview did took place. The person identified herself as Aida Takla O’Reilly, the former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that hosts the Golden Globes.
"It is noted that (Egypt Air's official magazine; Horus, and Nisfdunia magazine) are authorized to edit the final version of the interviews, according to adjustments required by the magazines in regards to size of the article without altering the core of the content" Takla tweeted. "This doesn't negate the fact that the interview with Drew Barrimoor (sic) which took place in New York is genuine &far from fake."
Takla added, "As far as Drew we interviewed her several times I saw her grow up before my eyes she is charming and talented."
The official Twitter account for EgyptAir retweeted Takla's last tweet, adding "Thanks @Aidatakla1 for the clarification."