Teen Drew Barrymore had no time to chase boys

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When Christian Bale was 13 years old, a budding teen star with his first major movie under his belt (Empire of the Sun), he managed to land a date with fellow teen star Drew Barrymore.

Sadly, after one date she never called him back. He never forgot, really; that early mystifying memory of rejection and a love derailed haunted him for decades after. He even brought it up in a 2012 interview with Australian GQ. "We went to see some bloody awful horror film, and that was the end of it. She never called again," he told the magazine, while his brain started replaying a black-and-white reel of him clutching his large, silent late-'80s cell phone and then running home to check the tape in his answering machine.

Now Bale can finally stop living in an Adele video. While chatting with Andy Cohen on last night's Watch What Happens Live, Barrymore explained the situation:

"I don't know! He was so nice. I wasn't like, super boy crazy. I had a lot of fish to fry. I had big problems in my world for many years — like, in good ways — things you gotta overcome. Boys [were] like very secondary."

Rest assured, Christian, it really wasn't you — it was just your entire gender.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 21: Actress Drew Barrymore (L) and husband Will Kopelman arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Blended' on May 21, 2014 at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 05: Actress Drew Barrymore arrives at Safe Kids Day at The Lot on April 5, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 27: Female Star of the Year award winner Drew Barrymore attends The CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards brought to you by The Coca-Cola Company during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on March 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 27: (L-R) Actors Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler and director Frank Coraci onstage during Warner Bros. Pictures' “The Big Picture”, an Exclusive Presentation Highlighting the Summer of 2014 and Beyond during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on March 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 21: Actors Adam Sandler (L) and Drew Barrymore attend the Los Angeles premiere of 'Blended' at the TCL Chinese Theatre on May 21, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 19: Drew Barrymore attends the 'Blended' Berlin Premiere on May 19, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
Drew Barrymore, a cast member in "Grey Gardens," arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of the HBO film, Thursday, April 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Drew Barrymore visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on May 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon')
Drew Barrymore, a cast member in "Going the Distance," arrives at the premiere of the film, Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 27: Female Star of the Year award winner, actress Drew Barrymore (L) and Male Star of the Year award winner, actor Adam Sandler arrive at The CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on March 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13: Director/ actress Drew Barrymore speaks at the spotlight on 'Whip It' event during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival held at the Yonge Dundas Square on September 13, 2009 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Malcolm Taylor/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 27: Female Star of the Year award winner Drew Barrymore speaks onstage at The CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards brought to you by The Coca-Cola Company during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on March 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 21: Actress Drew Barrymore arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Blended' at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 21, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0008 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Adam Sandler and Actress Drew Barrymore on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Actress Drew Barrymore signs copies of her new book 'Find It In Everything' at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on January 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Drew Barrrymore at The Daily Show With Jon Stewart promoting her new film, Blended on May 22, 2014 in New York City. Credit: RW/MediaPunch/IPX
Actress Drew Barrymore arrives for the world premiere of "Lucky You" at the Borough of Manhattan Community College's Tribeca Performing Arts Center during the Tribeca Film Festival Tuesday, May 1, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 05: Actress Drew Barrymore arrives at COVERGIRL 50th Anniversary Celebration at BOA Steakhouse on January 5, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images For COVERGIRL)
Drew Barrymore at Lucky Magazine's Fashion and Beauty Blogger Conference Opening Cocktail Party at the SLS Hotel on Thursday, April 4, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Invision/AP)
Drew Barrymore arrives at BVLGARI's event celebrating Elizabeth Taylor and her magnificent BVLGARI jewel collection at BVLGARI Beverly Hills on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Actress Drew Barrymore sits with Will Kopelman as they watch the Los Angeles Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers in their NBA basketball game, Friday, March 25, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Drew Barrymore arrives at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Actress Drew Barrymore arrives at the AFI FEST 2009 screening of Miramax' 'Everybody's Fine' at the Chinese Theater on November 3, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)
Drew Barrymore, a cast member in "Going the Distance," poses at the premiere of the film, Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 19: Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler attend the premiere of the film 'Blended' (German title: 'Urlaubsreif') at CineStar on May 19, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Target Presse Agentur Gmbh/Getty Images)
Actress Drew Barrymore poses backstage with the award for actress in a telefilm or miniseries at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Actress Drew Barrymore is seen on May 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Demis Maryannakis/Star Max/GC Images)
Drew Barrymore arrives at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13: Director/Actress Drew Barrymore, Actress Ellen Page, and Actor Danny Mooney attend the Spotlight - 'Whip It' event held at the Yonge Dundas Square during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2009 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 05: Actress Drew Barrymore attends the Safe Kids Day at The Lot on April 5, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Drew Barrymore attends the HBO Films premiere of 'Grey Gardens' at the Ziegfeld Theater, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Drew Barrymore arrives at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Actress Drew Barrymore poses during a news conference announcing Barrymore as CoverGirl's newest model and spokeswoman Wednesday, April 11, 2007, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Drew Barrymore arrives for the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Drew Barrymore, in Versace Couture, arrives for the 77th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman arrive at the Chanel & Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Dinner Celebrating Fashion & Film at Madeo Restaurant on February 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Kirkland/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 23: Actress Drew Barrymore arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. 'Going The Distance' held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 19: Drew Barrymore attends the World premiere of 'Going The Distance' at The Vue on August 19, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 10: Actress Drew Barrymore attends the Nylon + Express August Denim Issue party at The London Hotel on August 10, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 23: Actress Drew Barrymore attends the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Dress detail on actress Drew Barrymore as she poses with her Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television award for 'Grey Gardens' in the photo room at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, January 17, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Valerie Macon (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 03: Actress Drew Barrymore attends Tribeca Film Institute's benefit screening of 'Everybody's Fine' at AMC Lincoln Square on December 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 29: Actress Drew Barrymore arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Whip It' at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on September 29, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Drew Barrymore arrives at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre on September 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 15: Director Drew Barrymore speaks onstage at the 'Whip It' press conference held at the Four Seasons Hotel on September 15, 2009 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 17: Actress Drew Barrymore attends 'Inside Grey Gardens' at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on April 17, 2009 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 16: Actress Drew Barrymore arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Grey Gardens' at Grauman's Chinese Theater on April 16, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
NEW YORK - APRIL 15: Drew Barrymore visits 'Late Show with David Letterman' at the Ed Sullivan Theater on April 15, 2009 in New York City, New York. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK - APRIL 14: Drew Barrymore attends the premiere of 'Grey Gardens' at the Ziegfeld Theater on April 14, 2009 in New York City, New York. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actress Drew Barrymore arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. 'He's Just Not That Into You' held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 2, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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