Drew Barrymore says she won’t hide her ‘wild’ past from daughters Olive, Frankie: ‘I was just living my life’
Drew Barrymore is preparing for her daughters to find her “wild” past.
The 46-year-old, who’s the daughter of actor John Barrymore of the Barrymore performing dynasty, went by drug rehabilitation at an age the place most individuals fear about braces.
Today, the actress and TV host is a single mother to daughters Olive, 9, and Frankie, 7. In a clip from “The Drew Barrymore Show” launched on Wednesday, the star spoke to “American Pie” alum Jason Biggs about how she won’t hide something about herself from her youngsters.
Biggs, 43, shares sons Lazlo, 4, and Sid, 7, with spouse Jenny Mollen.
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“I’ve develop into this mom that’s, mockingly, very chaste, very pillars-of-appropriateness, and I inform my daughters on a regular basis, I’m like, ‘Truth is, you are gonna discover out that I wasn’t all the time like that, and also you’re gonna be uber confused!'” Barrymore explained.
“‘But what I want you to recollect whenever you see photos of me or my wild stuff, loads of occasions we consider it by way of artwork and expression, and I beloved trend and images, and we made films the place we did both a scene or two,'” she shared.
“I assume it’s difficult,” said Biggs. “It’s like, what’s the age? Because you don’t need them to find it earlier than you discuss to them about it, essentially.”
Barrymore said she relies on “humor” when it comes to having conversations with her daughters.
“… You do not know you are gonna be a dad or mum sooner or later whenever you’re figuring all of it out,” Barrymore reflected. “None of us are like, ‘One day this is gonna be cataloged.’ ….I by no means thought of it both. I was just living my life making an attempt to determine who I was.”
At the age of seven, Barrymore soared to fame after her breakout position in Steven Spielberg’s 1982 movie “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.”
Back in 2018, Netflix’s “Norm Macdonald Has a Show” aired an episode that includes Barrymore the place she was requested by host Norm Macdonald if she missed cocaine.
“No. Oh, God. It’s been a very long time, but no,” replied Barrymore, who has beforehand talked about her habit, which began when the actress was 12 years previous, People magazine reported on the time.
She added: “Nothing would make me have a panic attack and seem like a bigger nightmare.”
Barrymore additionally went on to say that she “never did hallucinogenics,” stating “that’s like a water bucket being thrown in your face but for hours.”
“I drink, I enjoy my life and get out of my own head,” Barrymore continued. “It’s not that I’m this militant person of clarity and presence but [cocaine] literally seems like my worst nightmare right now.”
Looking again at her time as a toddler star, Barrymore mentioned it was “like a recipe for disaster.”
“You know what’s exciting? I got my s–t over with at, like, 14,” Barrymore admitted. “Like, midlife crisis, institutionalized, blacklisted, no family. Got it done. And then got into the cycle of being my own parent.”
Despite her troubled past, Barrymore has gone on to star in movies like “The Wedding Singer” and ’50 First Dates” playing big-hearted characters who were impossible to root against. She also produced and starred in the Netflix series “Santa Clarita Diet.”
Fox News’ Mariah Haas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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