Drew Barrymore – Becoming emancipated at 14, my…

Becoming emancipated at 14, my life wasn’t normal. I didn’t have to go to school…


“Becoming emancipated at 14, my life wasn’t normal. I didn’t have to go to school, so I didn’t. I was rebellious by nature. I spent my 20s focusing on my company, Flower Films, and producing movies. Now that I’m almost 30, I would like to try other things in lie. I’m crazy about photography, and I want to take an art history class.”
-Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore – When I did ‘E.T.,’ it…

When I did ‘E.T.,’ it sort of solidified the only family I know are these…


“When I did ‘E.T.,’ it sort of solidified the only family I know are these film crews. These gypsies. These filmmakers. That was the solidification and the clicking revelations of ‘This is what I want to do with my life and this is where I’m going to survive.'”
-Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore – The low points I had…

The low points I had all helped make up my character, so I probably wouldn’t…


“The low points I had all helped make up my character, so I probably wouldn’t want to do away with them because I like being flawed and I like having them help me grow and change and become better and stronger.”
-Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore – At 35, I’m definitely starting…

At 35, I’m definitely starting to feel more like a grown-up than I ever…


“At 35, I’m definitely starting to feel more like a grown-up than I ever have. There’s nothing in my life that is childish or whimsical. Having fun is fantastic and I never want to lose a sense of that – and also, I think, you have to have that to put into your work or else it’s going to feel stiff.”
-Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore – I grew up in a…

I grew up in a family that was multifaceted, sexually oriented, and pretty much open…


“I grew up in a family that was multifaceted, sexually oriented, and pretty much open to everything. And because I was working, my friends were all adults. I had a tough time going to different schools because people knew me from films and I was the fat child who got beaten up every day.”
-Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore – Great dad. Yeah, he would…

Great dad. Yeah, he would ask me for money on birthdays and, you know, inappropriate…


“Great dad. Yeah, he would ask me for money on birthdays and, you know, inappropriate times. And I just wrote him off like, ‘You’re not a father.’ I just learned you cannot emotionally invest in people who are not attainable.”
-Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore – When you’re young, you’re always…

When you’re young, you’re always wondering when you’re actually going to feel like a grownup…


“When you’re young, you’re always wondering when you’re actually going to feel like a grownup. And I think you probably fear it, in a sense, too. There’s a danger to feeling like an adult… like this whimsical kid in you is going to die or something. And then all of a sudden, one day you kind of feel like an adult and it’s really nice.”
-Drew Barrymore