If it seems like Drew Barrymore has made a zillion movies in the last three years, it’s because she’s come darn close.
“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,” she tells Elle for the mag’s August cover story.
Barrymore is promoting her film, “Going the Distance,” which she stars in with her currently on-again boyfriend, Justin Long. (Yes, the “I’m a Mac” guy from “Valentine’s Day.”)
Barrymore says the film appeals to her because it’s a little different. “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 s*** with my girlfriends.
And it can get dirty.”
Despite being in the middle of the promotion machine, Barrymore is now taking time to recharge. “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 f***, I’m reborn!”
We’re not quite sure what that means exactly, but we’re nodding and
smiling just fine.
Barrymore insists that the media has the wrong idea of her – she’s more
driven and ambitious than people believe. “I make movies. I have a
passion. Puppies and daisies don’t accomplish
anything. That’s not me at all.”
In all seriousness, one of the most fun things about Drew is her wacky
way of communicating. “Going the Distance” hits theaters on August 27.
We’re kind of psyched to see the Mac guy play the lead in a rom-com, to
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