March 29 (UPI) -- E.T. star Drew Barrymore says a sequel to the 1982 movie is unlikely.
"I will say in the early 80s, there was not always a lot of talk of sequels," Barrymore said of the present-day craze for sequels and revivals. "[Spielberg] never wanted to make them because he felt like what he did was just as it should be."
"I remember being seven and staying at his house for the weekend -- he was a 'godfather' to me," she added. "He said, 'No, we're never going to make a sequel. It's just as it is.' That was his philosophy, so who was I to ever question it?"
"Adam and I text all the time about our next thing, and we're like, 'We're so fat. We're so old. What the [expletive]?'" Barrymore said.
"Like, literally, the last thing I suggested to him was like, 'On Golden Pond question mark,'" she added.
Barrymore presently stars on the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet, which returned for a second season this month. She previously told The Toronto Sun that Spielberg "does not ever want to make" a sequel to E.T.