It's always nice when gut instincts pay off. Just ask Drew Barrymore, who sensed she wanted to work with Adam Sandler long before the two were introduced.
Drew Barrymore and (inset) Adam Sandler first appeared together in The Wedding Singer (1998). Pics/Getty Images
To date, Barrymore's intuition has yielded USD 319.8 million in worldwide box-office grosses, a figure that will escalate this weekend when Blended, the duo's third feature together, hits theatres.
But a lot has changed since Barrymore first recruited Sandler as her signature co-star; she's a director and a mother of two now.
On being asked whether Blended was planned to come out exacty 10 years after 50 First Dates (their second feature film together), the 39-year-old says, "I tend to be the one to nudge Adam.
We have to work together, we have to find something. I've been saying that you and I are cinematic soul mates," says Barrymore.