Drew Barrymore and Reese Witherspoon Remember Their First Time

By  February 28, 2014

Though they’ve become awards-season veterans with dozens of nominations between them, Drew Barrymore and Reese Witherspoon will never forget their first experiences. Both actresses shared their Oscar memories with Glam.


“I attended the Academy Awards when I was seven in 1982. It was so fun. I wore this rabbit wrap and a giant puffy dress; it was awesome. I wish I still had it.”
—Drew Barrymore


“I remember the first time I went to the Oscars and how exciting it was. I couldn’t believe I had actually gotten to go. I wasn’t allowed to save the dress; I had to give it back. It was Valentino, and it was so beautiful. I just felt magical. It was a really exciting time.”
—Reese Witherspoon