Drew Barrymore and Hilary Duff recently connected over shared experiences of facing rejection in the entertainment industry during a candid conversation on the latest episode of ‘The Drew Barrymore Show.’
The 'How I Met Your Father' star, Hilary Duff, 36, reminisced about the numerous instances when she felt like a 'loser' after losing out on roles.
She reflected on the times when she didn't land a job or found herself in a stagnant phase. Despite these setbacks, Duff emphasized the importance of filling her life with genuine experiences that were fulfilling in those moments.
Meanwhile, Drew Barrymore, 48, opened up about her own early encounters with rejection. She highlighted the unique relationship she developed with rejection at an early stage in her life.
Barrymore expressed gratitude for the lessons rejection taught her, emphasizing the belief that there is enough space for everyone in the industry. She encouraged a mindset that rejects unnecessary competition, emphasizing the abundance of opportunities for everyone.
Their shared reflections shed light on the resilience and perspective that can be gained through the challenging experiences of rejection in the competitive world of entertainment.
Duff continued to acknowledge the challenges of dealing with competitiveness, adding a touch of humor to Barrymore's point. She admitted that while having a competitive spirit is healthy, it can be perplexing to navigate as a child when you realize a role won't be yours. Reflecting on these moments, she shared the need to figure out how to function through such disappointments.
According to ‘People’ magazine, Duff humorously mentioned that when people inquire about the roles she didn't land, there have been so many that she genuinely can't remember. She emphasized the insignificance of holding onto those missed opportunities, stating that she has, in a way, discarded them into the past.
Barrymore chimed in, resonating with Duff's perspective. She revealed a similar reluctance to openly admit missing out on roles, expressing consideration for the person who ultimately secured the part. Duff interjected playfully, highlighting the internal struggle of feeling like a role was hers despite not landing it. They both laughed, with Barrymore acknowledging the lingering sentiment of "that was mine" but choosing not to disclose it for the sake of avoiding awkwardness.
In a light-hearted moment, they concluded that while they may not openly admit to missing out on roles, certain audition experiences might inadvertently reveal their past aspirations.
(With Agency Inputs)