Who doesn’t remember this iconic scene from 1982’s E.T.! It’s the first time Michael and Gertie meet E.T. According to People.com, Drew Barrymore, who was seven years old when she starred in the movie actually thought E.T. was alive. So much so, that Spielberg appointed two guys to keep E.T. alive and animated when Barrymore was around so whenever she came over to talk to him, he would react to her. Barrymore even asked the “wardrobe lady” as she called her if she could bring a scarf for E.T.’s neck “because he was gonna get cold.” Too cute!
Enjoy this look back at the moment that Michael and Gertie meet E.T. for the first time!