Voting advocate Drew Barrymore: ‘I’m, like, the worst at standing on any political soapbox’

Usually, the best place to catch Drew Barrymore is on the big screen — but this year, fans might find her on the campaign trail.

The “E.T.” actress, 36, followed the presidential candidates during the 2004 race in a documentary for MTV. The “Choose or Lose: Best Place to Start” special was described as a “road trip journey into America to find out why young people don’t vote in higher numbers.”


Barrymore, who was in town last week for the premiere of her latest flick, “Big Miracle” — which is based on a real-life effort to save trapped gray whales in Alaska — says she’s once again pushing to get out the vote with the 2004 doc: “I’m actually re-airing it on my website in its entirety.”

The longtime entertainer, who appeared in an ad at just 11 months of age and met former President Ronald Reagan when she was 9, explains, “I’m, like, the worst at standing on any political soapbox, but the one thing I’ve fallen on the sword for is voting.”

Asked if the newly engaged Hollywood vet, who was spotted over the summer with then-boyfriend Will Kopelman leaving an L.A. fundraiser featuring Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats await Manchin decision on voting rights bill Biden plans to host Obama for portrait unveiling that Trump skipped: report More than 70 companies call on Senate to pass voting right bill MORE, planned on going on the road again with the current crop of presidential candidates, she cheerfully replied, “Gosh, it depends. I’ll start with the re-release and see where it takes me!”