Yesterday, I blogged that Hollywood actor Liam Neeson is considering converting to Islam.
Now comes news that Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore is considering converting to Judaism (hat tip: Brian of London).
If the Web buzz is to be believed, Drew Barrymore, the pigtailed ET princess turned Hollywood bad girl turned heavyweight producer and megawatt star, is set to take on a new role: that of a Jew.
According to several gossip sites, including PerezHilton.com and Zap2it.com, Barrymore was planning to convert to Judaism in order to marry her fiance, art consultant Will Kopelman. Her hubby-to-be is the son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman.
Web blogger Perez Hilton, AKA Mario Lavanderia, reported Thursday that Barrymore has even reached out to a very famous Jewish face for some guidance — “Hannukah Song” funny-man Adam Sandler.
“He’s even helping her with the process of converting to Judaism. Those two absolutely adore each other, so it only made sense to Drew that he will be right by her side playing an important role at her wedding,” a source quoted on Hilton’s blog said.
Barrymore’s ring finger has seen its share of diamonds; her engagement to Kopelman marks the fifth time she has said “yes.” She was first engaged, and then married, to Leland Hayward at the age of 16. After that relationship dissolved a few months later, she married bartender Jeremy Thomas, divorcing him after only two months.
In 2001, she married comedian Tom Green, but that relationship also ended in divorce within a matter of months. From 2002-2007, Barrymore was hot and heavy with The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, and after they split, she was in a highly-public pairing with Justin Long, which was on and off for a period of two years.
Barrymore began dating Kopelman about a year ago, and they announced their engagement earlier this month.
Barrymore already has one Jewish relative to turn to for support throughout her conversion process: her godfather, Steven Spielberg.
Who knows? Perhaps in over 13 years, the below scene will play out for real.