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Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette on Friendship, Women and Breast Cancer

Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette on Friendship, Women and Breast Cancer

The film explores how the friendship of two women is affected by breast cancer and the pink carpet event aptly promoted the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

“We’ve made a film by women for women, about women,” said Drew, famous for a slew of films from 50 First Dates to ET.

Aussie actress Toni Collette said that this is not a chick flick, nor is it a sappy melodrama but rather acknowledges the contradictions of life with cancer.

“People could assume this to be a chick flick but it is not just that. It is about life, death, love, loss and everything between. Friendship is so strong and so bonding and so powerful and it is a genderless love really so when people mention it in the same breath as Beaches, we both get a little excited.” She told The Daily Telegraph.

Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette on Friendship, Women and Breast Cancer

The friendship between the two women is certainly the heart of the film, which is directed by Catherine Hardwicke. The screenplay has come from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 play Goodbye by Morwenna Banks.the-carousel-missingyoualready3“It was one of the best jobs of my life,” Toni added.

This was largely due to her chemistry with co-star Drew Barrymore.

They bonded over shared interest in travelling, food, wine and motherhood and Drew revealed they even text each other from ‘every continent on the planet’.

Drew said she and Toni enjoy much the same things, adding: “We like to do the same things— shop, eat, drink — and not necessarily in that order.”the-carousel-missingyoualready2‘Miss You Already’ will hit theatres on October 8, 2015.

The pink carpet was star-studded with celebrities such as breast cancer survivor Kerri-Anne Kennerley, actress Anna Bamford, SBS’ Silvia Colloca, and Seven’s Mel Doyle. the-carousel-missingyoualready4the-carousel-missingyoualready6the-carousel-missingyoualready5

Photo credit: Michael Theodoridis from Cyclone Imagingthe-carousel-missyoualready1



Written by Victoria Webster

Victoria Webster is The Carousel's Lifestyle writer.

She began her journalism career by studying Media and Communications at The University of Sydney.

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