Drew Barrymore Doesn't Care About Having a Bikini Body: 'I Am Who I Am'
“I’ve beaten myself up about not being a certain thing,” the actress (and author) says in a new interview.
Drew Barrymore sits high on our list of celebrities that would make an amazing BFF. Sheâ€™s just like us: She does her makeup on the subway! She goes crazy for Chinese food! So itâ€™s no surprise that she got so real about her body struggles in her latest interview.
The actress and author of her upcoming memoir, Wildflower ($17, amazon.com), explained to InStyle that while sheâ€™s more accepting of her body than she used to be, she still struggles with body image now and again.
â€œIâ€™ve beaten myself up about not being a certain thing,â€ Barrymore said. â€œIf someone says, â€˜Letâ€™s go to the beach today,â€™ my first thought is, â€˜Fâ€“â€“, what am I going to wear?â€™ I remember when Amy Schumer was onÂ Ellen, she called her midsection a â€˜lava lamp.â€™ I thought, That was perfect! Thatâ€™s what Iâ€™ve been trying to say. But then I saw her in Trainwreck, and she looked so good in a tiny bra and short skirt. I was like, â€˜No, you donâ€™t have a lava lamp.â€™â€
â€œI am who I am and I just donâ€™t have a bikini body,â€ Barrymore continued. â€œI donâ€™t even have a one-piece body anymore! But I am loving the long rash guard, board-shorts look.â€
But more than anything, sheâ€™s focusing on raising her two adorable daughters, and wants to be an honest mother to themâ€”which means not hiding her tumultuous childhood.
â€œIâ€™m not going to pretend to my daughters that Iâ€™m pure as the driven snow,â€ she said. â€œThe best I can do is open up my heart to them. Thatâ€™s soul-baring enough. Making bad decisions doesnâ€™t make you a bad person. It is how you learn to make better choices.â€
And just how much Barrymore opens up her heart to others is clearly what we all love about herâ€”so Drew, wine night later?