Drew Barrymore and Corey Feldman say Steven Spielberg arranged their first date when they were teenagers

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  • Drew Barrymore and Corey Feldman recently recalled dating each other as teenagers.

  • Feldman explained that Steven Spielberg actually helped arrange their first date.

  • The pair later attended the Oscars together in 1989.

Drew Barrymore and Corey Feldman are two of the most famous stars who started their careers as children and grew up in the spotlight thanks to a number of high-profile roles in classic movies in the 1980s.

The pair reunited on "The Drew Barrymore Show" on Wednesday to reminisce over their past when Feldman recalled that they dated occasionally back when they were teenagers.

But what was surprising was that famed director Steven Spielberg had a hand in setting them up back in 1984.

Feldman explained that when he was 12 and living with his grandparents, Spielberg's office got in touch to say that Barrymore had a crush on him.

He said: "What happened was, I got a call one day. My grandmother says, 'We got a call from Steven's office, and the little girl from "E.T." wants to meet you because she's got a crush on you.'"

Barrymore chimed in to say that everyone had a crush on Feldman, saying: "Oh yeah, I did... the biggest. But everyone did."


Feldman went on to say that they had a "cute" first date at the movies, and although he doesn't remember what they went to see, he remembers the rest of the day.

The actor said: "And it was so cute. I remember taking you to the movies, I remember exactly which movie theater it was. We walked across the street, and you put your little hand up for me to hold. And I held your hand, and we walked across the street."

The pair noted that they stayed friends for years after their date, although Barrymore added that they "dated properly" when they were a little older, even attending the 1989 Academy Awards together.

Barrymore explained: "I remember you were going, and so, I was lucky enough to be your date. And I just threw on a cotton Betsey Johnson dress, off the rack. I don't know how much it cost, probably $65."

"I remember getting there, and I remember seeing people in such designer duds," she added. "And I remember looking around and thinking, 'Oh, I'm very underdressed. I'm wearing a cotton Betsey Johnson dress. Whoops!'"

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