Drew Barrymore has had a long acting career, but when she had children, her interest in acting waned. during an interview with chair specialist Podcast host Dax Shepard, Barrymore shares how becoming a mother affected her career.
Drew Barrymore said she wanted to quit acting after becoming a mother
During the September 27 episode chair specialistIn this book, Barrymore spoke about her career and how having kids actually dampened her desire to continue acting.
“You wake up earlier than your kids and you go home,” Barrymore said of the challenging hours that came with filming the film. “I didn’t want to be someone else. I didn’t want to pretend to be someone else. I didn’t want to be someone else’s life by studying it.”
She continued, “I couldn’t come to grips with the fact that I didn’t want to do the work I’d done my whole life because all I wanted to do was be their mom.”
Barrymore says having kids ‘revenge’ her
The actress said that even the children “changed” her in a way she could not have imagined. Barrymore said, “I wish nothing was the catalyst for me to become my best self—nothing was until I met my kids.” “I can be an overworked person at work. I was a woman in the boardroom and a kid in the bedroom — and I didn’t care. I’d drive with drunk people on Mulholland [Drive]. How I didn’t get to that side and I’m dead, I don’t know.”
She continued, “My life was a complete experiment of how far I could take it? And stupidity and immortality and just complete illusion and hedonism and selfishness. And a lot of fun and adventure… But it was like, my kids. and I changed.”
Becoming a Parent Helped Heal His Relationship With His Mother
Barrymore shared that the experience of becoming a mother also helped heal her relationship with her mother and that she is “in the best place ever.”
“I didn’t forgive myself or my mother for a long time – mostly myself,” explained the actor. “I had this guilt that my mother and I could never crush the socially perfect mother-daughter relationship for the rest of my life. I finally let it go and was like, ‘This is what it is, this is what it is, this is what I am.
This allowed mother and daughter to “come together” and seek forgiveness. “I was like, ‘Hey you know what? F**k it!’” Barrymore explained. “Woman to woman. Guess what? You’re not perfect. I’m not perfect. Let’s not live the rest of our lives like this. I can’t take this anymore. I’m so ready to let it go. I’m not this** I’ve been sitting in the tee for so long that I can’t wait to get out of it. And it’s been great ever since.”
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