Drew Barrymore's marriage role

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A romantic comedy directed by Nanette Burstein, "Going the Distance" stars Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Jason Sudeikis and Christina Applegate. The film follows two young, career-oriented people as they try to make their long distance relationship work from opposite sides of the country.
August 25th, 2010

Drew Barrymore doesn't want to play a married character.

The 35-year-old actress - who stars as a journalist in a long-distance relationship in 'Going The Distance' - admits she likes doing romantic comedy movies, but only enjoys intelligent and realistic representations of love.

She said: "I need rom-coms at the end of a c**p day - a nice happy ending and a fairytale. On the other hand I like movies that are very grounded in reality but still maintain their comedy.

"I'm not at a place in my life where I want to play a character who says, 'I just have to get married!'

"I swear to God, with some of these romantic comedies, these women are being shot in the butt with steroids, and I fell like they'll eat the husband alive on their wedding day. It just terrifies me."

The Hollywood beauty, who is believed to be in a relationship with her 'Going the Distance' co-star Justin Long, also admits she likes the idea of exploring the difficulties of being a modern woman in a film.

She told the London Evening Standard newspaper: "This movie asks the question: 'How do you keep the job and the guy?' That is a question I'm interested in discussing, not like, 'I'm going to rip your hair out because you stole my wedding dress.' I don't care about that."

'Going The Distance' is released worldwide throughout September.