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Drew Barrymore reveals surprising wish for when she dies

Drew Barrymore has an unusual wish for what she'd like her friends to do when she dies - and it was inspired by famous pals of her late grandfather, acting legend John Barrymore.

The actress appeared on the internet series Hot Ones, where she confirmed the rumour that Hollywood icons Errol Flynn and WC Fields stole her grandad's corpse from the morgue so they could enjoy one last party together.

"Yes they did. And I will say this - I hope my friends do the same for me," said Drew Barrymore, 45. "That is the kind of spirit I can get behind."

She added, "Just prop the old bag up. Let's have a few last rounds."

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Barrymore explained that she loved the idea of everyone having one last joyful time together.

"I think death comes with so much morose sadness and I understand that," she said. "But if it's OK, just for me, if everybody could be really happy and celebratory and have a party, that would be my preference."

The star is getting ready to debut her new CBS daytime talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, which premieres next month. She charmed fans last month when she shared an adorable video of herself magically interviewing her younger self aged seven.

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The nostalgic clip used actual footage from an appearance she did on The Tonight Show back in 1982 with then-host Johnny Carson. She appeared on the show to promote her breakout performance in ET.

Barrymore opened up on Instagram about how fun it was to make the video.

"P.S ... shooting this clip was so fun and a little emotional as my own seven-year-old daughter Olive sat in as my seven-year-old self. So, I am actually speaking to her too," wrote the mum-of-two, adding, "I cannot wait to share this show with you. It is so personal to me and I'm grateful and proud of the journey it took us all to get this made!"

- This article first appeared on Today