Drew Barrymore shares body-shaming incident with fan who assumed she was pregnant: 'No, I'm just fat'

Like many people, Drew Barrymore‘s weight tends to fluctuate. According to the Santa Clarita Diet actress, when she’s on a break from filming it tends to go up. When she’s on the set, it’s down.

As Us Weekly reports, Barrymore described her dieting process during her appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden Wednesday night. Though she admitted that she “hates” dieting and “would much rather eat fettuccine Alfredo all day long,” she does make an effort to trim down — using what she calls a “Denzel Washington method” — before filming resumes. 

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(Original Caption) 12/1978-West Hollywood, California-Four-year-old Drew Barrymore, granddaughter of the late John Barrymore, is the youngest member of the Barrymore and Drew families, and heir to a theatrical heritage like none other in America. A very bright and inquisitive youngster, here she questions her mother, Ildiko Jaid, about what a butterfly experiences when it flies.
(Original Caption) Hollywood, California: Into her own world of make believe, Drew Barrymore, 4, imagines she's a grownup as she tries on one of her mother's hats recently.
John Blyth Barrymore (R), son of John Drew Barrymore, with half-sister, child actress Drew Barrymore (C) & Drew's mother Ildiko Jaid (L) celebreating the commemorative stamp of their predecessors Ethel, Lionel & John Barrymore. (Photo by Robin Platzer/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
(L-R) John Blyth Barrymore, son of John Drew Barrymore with half-sister, child actress Drew Barrymore & cousin John Miglietter celebrating Barrymore commemorative stamp of their predessors Ethel, Lionel & John Barrymore with a cake. (Photo by Robin Platzer/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - circa 1982: Drew Barrymore (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Schauspielerin, USA, mit E.T. im gleichnamigen Spielfilm, USA 1982 (Photo by R?hnert/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Drew Barrymore (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
(Original Caption) : Child actress Drew Barrymore smiles with her two front teeth missing. Ca. 1982. (Photo by LGI Stock/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 8: 'ET' star Drew Barrymore poses for a photograph June 8, 1982 in New York City. (Photo by Yvonne Hemsey/Getty Images)
Child actress Drew Barrymore with her mother, Jaid Barrymore, and her half-brother, John Blyth Barrymore, at a tribute to her grandfather, actor John Barrymore (1882 - 1942), in the centenary year of his birth, 6th June 1982. (Photo by Tom Gates/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 8: 'ET' star Drew Barrymore poses for a photograph June 8, 1982 in New York City. (Photo by Yvonne Hemsey/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 09: Drew Barrymore with half-brother John at the Barrymore Theater promoting the newly issued Barrymore stamp for the Actors Fund. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Air Date 07/28/1982 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Drew Barrymore, host Johnny Carson -- Photo by: Gene Arias/NBCU Photo Bank
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Air Date 07/28/1982 -- Pictured: Actress Drew Barrymore -- Photo by: Gene Arias/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 7 -- Pictured: Tim Kazurinsky, Drew Barrymore during the monoloogue on November 20, 1982 -- Photo by: Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 7 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tim Kazurinsky, Drew Barrymore during the monologue on November 20, 1982 -- Photo by: Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
Drew Barrymore at the Youth in Film Awards at the Various Locations in Universal City, California (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
File Photo of Drew Barrymore attending the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 29, 1983. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Seven year old child actress Drew Barrymore, the young star of the film E.T, 26th November 1982. (Photo by Ron Burton/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
Seven year old American actress Drew Barrymore, star of the movie ET, about to eat an English teacake at the Inn on the Park, in London. Drew is the grand-daughter of silent movie star John Barrymore. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Seven year old American actress Drew Barrymore (left), star of the movie ET, presents the Princess of Wales with a cuddly toy version of the film's main character, at the Empire cinema, in Leicester Square, London. * Left from Drew, one of the film's stars Henry Thomas (obscured), Robert MacNaughton, and the film's director Steven Spielberg (with beard). (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Seven year old child actress Drew Barrymore, the young star of the film E.T., in the UK for the British premier of the film. She has to call her teacher back in California to check her next homework assignment, 9th December 1982. (Photo by Bill Rowntree/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
Actress Ildiko Jaid and daughter, actress Drew Barrymore. (Photo by David Mcgough/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
1983: Young American actor Drew Barrymore smiles in front of a beige curtain, wearing a pink and white candy-striped dress. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)
Seven year old child actress Drew Barrymore, the young star of the film E.T., in the UK for the British premier of the film, 9th December 1982. (Photo by Bill Rowntree/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
Actress Drew Barrymore and her half brother John Blyth Barrymore, 1983. (Photo by David Mcgough/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
(L-R) Actors Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Robert McNaughton holding their award. (Photo by David Mcgough/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
(L-R) Actresses Drew Barrymore and Amy Irving. (Photo by Ann Clifford/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Actress Ildiko Jaid and daughter, actress Drew Barrymore. (Photo by David Mcgough/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
(L-R) Actors Robert McNaughton, Drew Barrymore and Henry Thomas holding award for their film E.T.-The Extraterrestrial. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Drew Barrymore and John Barrymore (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Jaid and Drew Barrymore (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
American child actress Drew Barrymore holds a bouquet of flowers as she attends the 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards in support of her film 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial', Los Angeles, California, January 29, 1983. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos Internationa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1983: Drew Barrymore circa 1983 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Platzer/Images/Getty Images)
Drew Barrymore and Jaid Barrymore in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Drew Barrymore (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MAY 01: Drew Barrymore (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 01: Drew Barrymore (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Drew Barrymore and Ann Strassberg during An Evening In The Life of Lee Strasberg at Lincoln Center in New York City, NY, United States. (Photo by Betty Galella/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 15: Actress Drew Barrymore walks the beam at the Junior Gym on August 15, 1983 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Joan Adlen/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 15: Actress Drew Barrymore walks the beam at the Junior Gym on August 15, 1983 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Joan Adlen/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 01: Amy Irving, Priscilla Pointer, and Drew Barrymore (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Actors Drew Barrymore and Mr. T. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Actress Drew Barrymore dressing up as a crayon. (Photo by David Mcgough/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
1984: (L-R) Actor Billy Dee Williams, Actress/singer Ann-Margret, NYC mayor Ed Koch, actresses Drew Barrymore and Bonnie Franklin, singer Dinah Shore and actor Hal Linden at 'Night Of 100 Stars II.' (Photo by David Mcgough/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Drew Barrymore stars in the film 'Irreconcilale Differences', 1984. (Photo by Warner Brothers/Getty Images)
Anthony Newley and Drew Barrymore (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Drew Barrymore (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Drew Barrymore (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 28: Drew Barrymore portrait for 'An American Portrait'. Image dated August 28, 1984. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
Drew Barrymore during Premiere of 'The River' at Academy Theater in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
American actors Drew Barrymore, Candy Clark and James Naughton on the set of Cat's Eye, written by Stephen King and directed by Lewis Teague. (Photo by Dino Di Laurentiis Company/MGM/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) : 1985: Lead singer for the heavy metal group Ratt, Stephen Pearcy, speaks with child actress Drew Barrymore at a party. Barrymore wears a black lace shirt, make-up, and a bow in her hair. Pearcy wears a black tank-top and a lot of necklaces and bracelets. (Photo by LGI Stock/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
DISNEYLAND'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION -- Aired 02/18/1985 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mickey Mouse, Actress Drew Barrymore, actor John Forsythe, Goofy, Donald Duck -- Photo by: Herb Ball/NBCU Photo Bank
Drew Barrymore (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Drew Barrymore during The Holywood Reporter Salutes Radie Harris at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Franco Zefferelli and Drew Barrymore (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
FRANCE - APRIL 22: Gene Kelly,Drew Barrymore,Paul Bocuse at Intercoiffure congress in Paris,France on April 22th,1985. (Photo by Laurent MAOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Drew Barrymore . (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
Drew Barrymore (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Drew Barrymore (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 29: (L-R) Drew Barrymore, Moon Unit Zappa and Dweezil Zappa attend 'Irreconcilable Differences' Premiere Party on April 29, 1985 at the Limelight in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Robert MacNaughton look out for. E.T. (Photo By: Richard Corkery/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Drew Barrymore (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Drew Barrymore. (Photo by David Mcgough/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
21st November 1985: Full-length view of American actor Drew Barrymore standing on a red carpet at a Radie Harris Luncheon Tribute, Beverly Hills Hotel, California. She is wearing a knee-length black and white dress. (Photo by Darlene Hammond/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - 1986: Actress Drew Barrymore on Cooking With the Stars in 1986 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 06: Drew Barrymore (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) : 1986: Child star Drew Barrymore smiles with her hand on her head for a close-up. (Photo by LGI Stock/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY,CA - MARCH 4: Actress Drew Barrymore attends the 1986 Gourmet Gala to Benefit the March of Dimes on March 4, 1986 at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel in Universal City, California. (photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Drew Barrymore and Jaid Barrymore (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Walter Buschhoff mit Drew Barrymore, ARD-;Serie Abenteuer im Spielzeugland', (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
Drew Barrymore (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Publicity portrait of American actress Drew Barrymore (age 12) for the CBS television movie 'Conspiracy of Love,' 1987. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
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Of course, there’s always some body-shaming person around to remind her to watch her weight. In Barrymore’s case, it was a woman who — whether well intentioned or not — approached her and made reference to the former child star’s pregnancy. The problem: She wasn’t pregnant.

The incident happened at a restaurant Barrymore was leaving with a group of friends and their children.

“This woman stopped me and was like, ‘God, you have so many kids,’ and I go, ‘Well, not all of them are mine; I just have two,'” the mother of daughters Olive and Frankie told Corden.

“And she said, ‘Well, and you’re expecting, obviously,’” Barrymore continued as Corden and fellow guest John Boyega cringed. “And I literally looked at her and go, ‘No, I’m just fat right now.’ And I walked out of the restaurant and I’m not gonna lie, I was like, ‘Oh, man, that is rough.’”

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Oof. Corden told Barrymore to dismiss comments like that, but the assumption clearly stung.

“I was, like, ‘I’ll just tell this story and make fun of myself,’ but she’s a bitch,” she quipped.

To make matters worse, she’s also had to field remarks from her own family. Joking that she likes to “let herself go,” Barrymore shared how her mother recently suggested she try cool sculpting, while her daughter “pats her belly” and compares her to a pudgy dog.

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