The “Santa Clarita Diet” star said ― while taking part in YouTube channel First We Feast’s latest spicy wings challenge ― that the actor Errol Flynn, comedian W.C. Fields and poet Sadakichi Hartmann had indeed propped her grandfather’s corpse against a poker table following his death at age 60 in 1942.
“And I will say this, I hope my friends do the same for me,” Barrymore said. “That is the kind of spirit I can get behind. Just prop the old bag up. Let’s have a last few rounds.”
“I think death comes with so much morose sadness, and I understand that,” Barrymore added. “But if it’s OK, just for me, if everyone could be really happy and celebratory and have a party, that would be my preference.”
Check out Barrymore’s comments from the 4:50 mark below: