The “Legally Blonde” actor joined “The Drew Barrymore Present” for a strong “therapeutic second” after studying that somebody pretending to be her as soon as despatched a number of “poison pen letters” to Barrymore.
“I hear from a detective who stated, ‘We all know this isn’t you… however somebody has been writing letters to Drew Barrymore, many poison pen letters, signed by Selma Blair,’” she advised Barrymore in a backstage phase launched on Wednesday.
Blair stated she’s held onto “heartbreak” and concern” over the incident, which solely intensified after studying that every one roads lead again to her father, Elliot Beitner. In her current memoir, “Imply Child: A Information to Rising Up,” Blair mentioned her strained relationship together with her dad amongst different painful moments all through her life, together with habit points and her a number of sclerosis prognosis.
“Finally, lengthy story quick, [I] came upon that it was somebody concerned with my father and he was letting this data get to her,” Blair shared on the present. “Then, when he came upon it was her, he selected her and didn’t imagine me.”
Though Blair’s father later took some duty for the betrayal, she stated the 2 “by no means had an actual make-up” earlier than his dying in 2012, including, “as soon as I came upon it was him, I needed to reduce him out.”
She went on so as to add: “He did one thing so unthinkable to me. I might by no means name him dad once more, actually.”
Blair additionally revealed that after touchdown a component for a movie early on in her profession, filmmakers acquired letters from somebody claiming to be her agent. This particular person alleged she was a “heroin addict,” which she additionally suspected got here from her father.
Beitner knew that the previous “E.T.” star was her “childhood favourite,” which was why Barrymore was focused within the letters, Blair defined.
“The letters went to you I assume as a result of he knew what you meant to me,” she stated, to which Barrymore responded, “I completely thought it was random!”
Barrymore by no means acquired the poisonous missives and solely discovered about them as soon as she acquired her arms on Blair’s new e-book.
“I came upon concerning the letters, then I acquired your e-book after which I used to be like, ‘Fuck this, I’m going after her. I’ve to speak to her, I wanna heal this second’,” Barrymore stated.
She continued, “It wasn’t actual for me on my aspect nor would I ever doubt you, and truly have been a complete fan of you on the aspect.”