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Ali   October 21, 2015 Articles, Magazines

Drew is featured on the cover of the new issue of People magazine which will hit stands on Friday. She talks about her daughters, her crazy childhood, and more.

Drew Barrymore knew she wanted to give her kids a “normal” childhood.

So when it came time to teaching her 3-year-old daughter, Olive, how to cook, Barrymore got her a bowl and taught her how to whisk eggs.

“She loves helping,” the actress tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. But putting Olive on the step stool so she could see the skillet concerned Barrymore. “If she burns herself, someone will say, ‘You are the biggest a-hole, why did you let her near a stove?'” Barrymore says. “I’m just trying to figure this all out.”

The actress is used to figuring just about everything out on her own. Since she found fame after her breakthrough role at age 7 in E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial, Barrymore “had the weirdest life ever,” which entailed pre-teen drinking and clubbing, going into an institution at 12 and living on her own by 15. But in her new book, Wildflower, the star reveals “the in-between moments” of the very public life she lived.

“I’m certainly not known for being boring,” she says. “But I also think things that are emotional and raw are also a lot lighter than they seemed. Someone once said to me, ‘But your life… it’s so sad.’ And I was like, ‘Well, no, it’s not to me, but I could see how you would think that.’ My life is amazing.”

Barrymore says she wrote the book for her daughters, Olive and Frankie, 18 months, with husband, art consultant Will Kopelman, 38. “When I first started having children, people were like, ‘Well, what are you going to tell them about [your upbringing]?’ And there was always a connotation and insinuation of, ‘You should be ashamed,'” she adds. “But that’s crazy. [My daughters] are going to know I’m not some holier-than-thou person who just doesn’t want them to live. I just want to guide them in the best way possible.”

For the actress, that means making her daughters a priority, a notion that she and Kopelman agree upon. “Honestly, I don’t know how it is for other couples but really I like watching him be a father,” Barrymore says. “I know everyone says you’re supposed to put your coupledom first. But I really love it being all about the kids. Maybe that’s my compensating for not having parents myself or a childhood but right now, the focus is about how we’re figuring things out as parents.”

Finding a balance between motherhood and work – her next film, Miss You Already hits theaters in November – means “not everything gets 100 percent all the time,” Barrymore adds. “I got into trouble saying, ‘You can’t have it all’ so I changed it to, ‘You can’t do it all.’ But you just can’t. It’s not physically possible. I’ll do my best. I’m a workhorse, I always have been, I always will be. But work is very much second to my kids.”

For more of our exclusive interview with Barrymore – in which she reveals her own memories of childhood and the happiness she’s found as a wife and mother – pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE on newsstands Friday


Ali   October 21, 2015 Images, Magazines

I have added scans from Drew’s feature in the November issue of InStyle magazine! She looks beautiful! The issue is on stands now so be sure to go grab your own copy!

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Ali   October 16, 2015 Articles, Family, Wildflower

Entertainment Tonight shared some excerpts from her InStyle interview. She talks about her husband Will and her new book Wildflower.

Love usually doesn’t happen like it does in fairy tales.

Drew Barrymore opened up about her husband, Will Kopelman, for InStyle magazine’s November issue recently, where the 40-year-old revealed that she didn’t realize he was “the one” right away.

“It was never really love at first sight,” Barrymore admitted. “Will struck a lot of my pragmatic sides. He was someone who was always reachable on the phone, someone who was a classy human being, someone who had this incredible blueprint of a family that I don’t have.”

“At the same time, what I love about him is that he embodies the power of choice,” she continued. “He chooses to be a good person every day.”

Barrymore, who married Kopelman in June 2012, also revealed their struggles saying, ”We’ve made many compromises and concessions, but when it comes to how we deliver likes and dislikes, we’re polar opposites. It’s still really hard.”

On the subject of love, the actress’ new memoir, Wildflower, intentionally avoids talking about Barrymore’s past relationships. She says this is out of respect for her and Kopelman’s daughters, 3-year-old Olive and 1-year-old Frankie.

“I felt it was inappropriate to discuss relationships and encounters I have had with another person,” Barrymore said. “I consciously chose not to include those. I want this book to be a love letter to my daughters, Frankie and Olive. They don’t need to know about my sex life.”


Ali   October 9, 2015 Articles, Magazines

People.com shares that Drew is going to be on InStyle magazine’s first virtual reality cover experience.

Drew Barrymore is one of our all-time favorite celebrities — she’s personable, fun, takes a great selfie and is always down to try something new. Which is why she was the perfect choice to test out InStyle‘s first-ever virtual reality cover experience. But inside, she was the same old Drew: Candid, charming and totally relatable on things including body image and what you really don’t want to know about your parents.

First and most important to Barrymore is to know thyself, and to then have a sense of humor about thyself. “I am who I am and I just don’t have a bikini body,” she says. “I don’t even have a one piece body anymore! But I am loving the long rash guard, board-shorts look.”

Though it’s not always easy to be so laid-back about it. “I’ve beaten myself up about not being a certain thing. If someone says, ‘Let’s go to the beach today,’ my first thought is, ‘F––, what am I going to wear?’ I remember when Amy Schumer was on Ellen, she called her midsection a ‘lava lamp.’ I thought, That was perfect! That’s what I’ve been trying to say. But then I saw her in Trainwreck, and she looked so good in a tiny bra and short skirt. I was like, ‘No, you don’t have a lava lamp.’”

She is more focused these days on passing on what she’s learned from her rollercoaster childhood. “I’m not going to pretend to my daughters that I’m pure as the driven snow… The best I can do is open up my heart to them. That’s soul-baring enough,” she explains. “Making bad decisions doesn’t make you a bad person. It is how you learn to make better choices.”

And one better choice she intends to make? Not embarrassing her kids with her new book of personal essays, Wildflower, which she calls “a love letter” to her daughters. “My own mother, Jaid, wrote a book on sex, and it was the most mortifying feeling in the world,” she says.” So I know how a child feels when their parents put themselves out there too much, and I will never do that to my daughters. There are some things about your parents you just don’t need to know.”



Ali   September 19, 2015 Interviews, Videos

Another interview promoting Miss You Already in the UK, this time on Loose Women.


Ali   September 19, 2015 Interviews, Videos

Friday Drew & Toni appeared on Lorraine on ITV in Britian.

When Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette dropped by for an chat with Lorraine, we grabbed our chance to ask them all about their friendship, holidaying together, and why Drew would throw on her superfriend cape at a moment’s notice and fly across the world for her pals.


Ali   September 14, 2015 Articles, Interviews, Miss You Already, Videos

Drew talked with People.com about meeting Toni and about filming together on Miss You Already.

When two actresses meet each other for the first time before filming, there’s no way to predict what the chemistry will be like.

But in Miss You Already, a story about the complexity of female friendship, chemistry was the most important factor for the film. Luckily for Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, they hit it off right away.

“We unzipped and jumped right in,” Barrymore, 40, tells PEOPLE at the Toronto International Film Festival. “We really got along and we liked each other. We had the electric connection and you can’t fake it. You hope for it, but you don’t know what it’s going to be like when you show up.

Collette, 42, noted that the two women had mutual friends but that they had never really gotten to know each other before taking on the roles. As soon as they began working, though, forming a friendship was “instant and easy,” she said.

Miss You Already tells the story of two lifelong best friends at different crossroads in their lives. Their friendship is put to the test when one starts a family and the other is diagnosed with cancer.

“This [story] is such a celebration of life,” Barrymore says. “You’re not always perfect and weepy. You’re selfish and you’re angry and it’s humorous and you make each other laugh – you’re connected, you’re distant. Lifelong friendship takes so many extraordinary things – it’s birth, it’s death, and that’s what’s all in this film somehow in the most unheavy-handed way.”

Miss You Already made its debut at the film festival on Saturday. It will hit theaters everywhere on Nov. 6.