Drew Barrymore and Gayle King Hope Chris Rock Talk Slapgate During Netflix Live Special: ‘Of course he has a lot to say’

Drew Barrymore and Gayle King Hope Chris Rock Talk Slapgate During Netflix Live Special: 'Of course he has a lot to say'
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Drew Barrymore and Gayle King couldn’t hold back their excitement for Chris Rock before the comedian headlined on Netflix’s first-ever live-action special. During today’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, the duo explained what they thought the comedian would be joking about at the event, which is expected to take place early next year. And of course, the two think he’ll mention that infamous Oscar slap in the face.

While King called the upcoming Netflix event “big news,” Barrymore thought Rock was just the guy to lead it, calling it a “very smart choice,” “considering everything he’s been through and what he’s been through. did not speak and of which he spoke”.

In Case You Live Under a Rock (wink, wink), the talk show host was referring to the 2022 Oscars, during which the actor was punched in the face by Will Smith, who s rushed to the stage after hearing his Jada Pinkett-Blacksmith joke.

“What will he say, what will he not say? Barrymore wondered aloud on Today’s show, noting that the anticipation “will give this kind of live factor the necessary boost it needs.” It’s not an “I can figure this out later”, it’s “I want to be in the moment”.

King, who said “everyone has been trying to get an interview with Chris since this happened,” added, “I’m sure he has a lot to say.” She, like everyone else, admitted, “And I want to hear what he has to say.”

The women went on to explain that Rock “didn’t engage” with anyone after the incident, leading Barrymore to say, “He also has the power to heal this moment, to be a bandleader of the way we all move forward. It could be something very unifying.

When King asked if it was his responsibility to do the healing, the 50 first dates The actress said: “I don’t think it’s his fault because he didn’t do it, it happened to him.” You tell them, Drew!

Regardless of what happens, King – who admitted she was “crazy” about Rock – told the audience that she would be watching this Netflix special and was “very excited for it” and “very excited for him”.

The Drew Barrymore Show airs weekdays at 9:30 a.m. ET.

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