Drew Barrymore for ELLE
ELLE Magazine August 2010 issue
Photographed by: Carter Smith
Styled by: Joe Zee
Makeup: Debra Ferullo
We kind of enjoyed the interview. Most of these types of interviews are pure bullshit, but she comes off really likeable.
On taking stock of where she is now: “For three years straight, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends, and as of last December, I just didn’t have anything left. I’ve been so aggressive about living life to the fullest and being plugged into everything, but now I’ve ripped the plug out of the wall and put it on the floor for a while. I’m thinking about the same things as when I was 15, about spirituality and who I am, who I want to be. It’s cocoon, pupa, larva, and fuck, I’m reborn!”
On the media’s misconceptions of her: “I make movies. I have a passion. Puppies and daisies don’t accomplish anything. That’s not me at all.”
On being single: “If you’re 35 and single and it’s a choice, it feels fine. So I didn’t settle with the wrong person yet. Big deal!”
On her upcoming role in Going the Distance: “I like that it’s not a traditional romantic comedy, with the story line of, ‘Oh, I slept with this guy, but when I woke up, I found out he’s the CEO of my company, and we’re going to live happily ever after once we go through all these crazy perils. I talk shit with my girlfriends. And it can get dirty.”
On why she’s not afraid to get older: “I don’t want to be vain or fearful, and I don’t think I’ll do anything [in terms of plastic surgery], but if I want to do something, I will. From my perspective, there’s no reason to be afraid of aging, because if you age, you’re lucky! The alternative is death.”
On child stardom: “I was raised in unique and trying environments, but they were also amazing platforms for me to have an extraordinary life. Going through hell as a kid made me sensitive to what others in this world go through too.”
We didn’t, however, like the pictures. A lot of readers didn’t like the Marion Cotillard pictures from Interview Mag that we posted yesterday because they were too sexual, but to our way of thinking, these are worse. The Marion spread at least had an artfulness to it, but here’s Drew, sticking her butt in the air like a girl on a beer poster. She’s better than that.
[Image Credit: thefashionspot.com/tarsha]