Guess which Hollywood A-lister showed up on the cover of Marie Claire’s February issue, which hits stands January 14th? You guessed it, Drew Barrymore! In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, the actress discusses her family life, career and love of cooking while pregnant!
On her childhood and teenage years: “When I was a kid, everything was so unplanned, my parents were so erratic, and my world was so inconsistent…I was 14 when I moved into my own apartment. I was so scared. I didn’t know anything. I didn’t know you had to throw food out when it rotted in the fridge. I was convinced someone was going to crawl through my window. I would go to the Laundromat and sit there reading Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath.”
On her relationship with her mother, Jaid Barrymore: “Ugh, I mean, my relationship with my mom is so complicated that…I’ve always been empathetic toward my mom, and I was even more so when I had a kid and we had a really amazing conversation about it. However, it hasn’t enabled me to lessen the distance. It’s the hardest subject in my life. I’ve never just been angry with her. I’ve always felt guilt and empathy and utter sensitivity. But we can’t really be in each other’s lives at this point.”
On marrying into the Kopelman family: “I didn’t think I would ever get to experience that. This is so safe and positive and healthy because they have their values intact. It was huge for me. And that’s what I want for my family.”
On the modern world: “I’m so weary of the modern world. I’m not really of this era, so I’m struggling with that…I don’t want to talk about sex anymore. I used to be so open. But now people are like, ‘Let’s explore our sexuality!’ And I’m like, ‘Let’s not!’ I’m such a prude these days.”
On baby #3? “I think I’d like to have more. In the back of my head, I’m already timing if I was to have another when that would occur.”
On Author David Sedaris: “He is my absolute favorite ever. If I saw him in person, I’d freeze and say nothing. And then I’d say too much. I’d be a crazy person. And probably vomit. And pee on myself.”
Strong words from a woman who has it all together! Check out more of the interview at Marie Claire, or pick up a physical copy on January 14th!