Drew Barrymore Has No Regrets, But Forbids Daughter From Posing For PlayboyBy: Meaghan Ellis - January 21, 2014
Drew Barrymore recently revealed that she’d definitely have some reservations about her daughter posing for the infamous Playboy magazine.
On Jan. 14, the six-months pregnant actress sat down for an interview with ABC News’ Amy Robach. The two discussed a number of interesting topics from Barrymore’s upcoming projects, to her personal life and growing up in the film industry.
Barrymore also shared her sentiments of motherhood, expressing how its changed her perspective on a number of issues and experiences had throughout her life. Although she has “no regrets,” the maternal role has made her re-evaluate some of the things she’s done in her life. However, when asked if she ever had any past experiences that now make her ‘cringe,’ she replied by simply saying, “No.”
“I celebrate that I had any sense of freedoms at a certain point, because I don’t feel like that now,” she explained. I love the very exposed, humorous, imperfect, never trying to pretend to be perfect journey that I have been on in my life.”
For those who aren’t familiar with Barrymore’s turbulent past, here’s the gist. The E.T. child star entered rehab at the age of 13 for alcohol and drug abuse. Then, she later attempted suicide and ultimately became emancipated from her parents at the age of 15. By 19, she had posed for Playboy and had married and divorced her first husband Jeremy Thomas. She is still estranged from her mother Jaid Barrymore. Her father John Drew Barrymore died in 2004.
Then, the actress was asked if she’d allow her daughter Olive to one day pose Playboy. She adamantly declared that she would forbid it.
“What if Olive comes to you at 18 or 19 and says, ‘Mom, I want to pose for Playboy?'” Robach asked. “I would not let her,” Barrymore said. “I don’t think I would. I would influence her not to, because my life choices are supposed to be the gateway to somebody else’s. That’s my journey.”
“I have no regrets in my life whatsoever,” the Big Miracle star explained. “I’m psyched about it all. I’m just in such a different mind frame. I’m in mom mode now.”
Robach concluded by asking Barrymore if she’d ever “looked back on her past and wondered how she got to where she is today.” The 38-year-old actress said, “I love the wonderful, awkward journey that I’ve been on in my life. I never have to worry that, like, I didn’t get anything out of my system.”
Barrymore married art consultant Will Kopelman on June 2, 2012. The couple has a 2-year-old daughter named Olive, with a second daughter on the way this spring.
Image via Wikipedia | Drew Barrymore