Drew Barrymore revealed a lot about herself–like who her first kiss was and a quirky secret talent–to Stephen Colbert.

By Stacey Leasca
Updated January 23, 2019
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Sure, we all know Drew Barrymore is an endlessly talented A-list actress who can play just about any role but, as it turns out, she’s got a few other tricks up her sleeve. Or, rather, she’s got a few tricks up her socks.

Earlier this week, Barrymore stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to share more about her upcoming talent competition, The World’s Best, which premieres right after the Super Bowl on February 3.

“It's jaw-dropping astonishing,” Barrymore told Colbert about the show, which she is judging alongside Faith Hill and RuPaul.

Of course, Colbert couldn’t let Barrymore go without asking about her own hidden talents. And boy, was it a doozy.

“I like picking stuff up with my feet a lot. When you gotta get it done, the foot is an extra hand,” Barrymore explained.

So just how good is she really at picking things up with her feet? Well, on the show, Barrymore was able to squeeze a Ricola cough drop between her toes in just a mere moment. As for when she uses this talent, Barrymore explained, “You know, you’ve got a kid in one hand and the phone in the other, there’s no way you’re not gonna go and grab that Ricola. I'm a feet grabber.”

When asked if she uses her feet to pinch people, Barrymore shared, "No, they're really just for like utilitarian work. They're just when I need an extra hand!"

But, this wasn’t the only secret Barrymore revealed during the interview. When asked about her acting career, which has been filled with plenty of kisses with A-list actors, Barrymore shared that her very first kiss was actually with ‘90s dreamboat Breckin Meyer.

“It was great, he was adorable,” Barrymore said of the kiss, which she also wrote about in her autobiography, Little Lost Girl ($16; amazon.com). From there, Barrymore revealed her friends kept a scorecard of all of her subsequent kisses. “Talk about spectator sport,” she added. And really, it’s the perfect timing to share this little tidbit as one of her best films, Never Been Kissed, is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary. So go pick up a copy of the DVD—maybe with your feet—and reminisce about your first kiss too.