May 20, 2014
Drew Barrymore on beauty, babies and “Blended”

Drew spoke with the Chicago Sun Times about her new film Blended plus her beautiful baby girls!

Drew Barrymore was not in the celebrity witness protection program. If it seems like she has been missing for the last few years … well, Drew was actually diverted.

“I have been pregnant for three years!” she cries in her suite at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood. “I was sitting on the couch, eating takeout and watching TV. That makes me happy.”

Get Drew, 39, on the topic of pregnancy and she doesn’t talk about the glow. She talks calories. “I ate whatever I wanted. I had a three-year love affair with food.”

A hot night out now for the mother of toddler Olive and newborn Frankie is simple. “It’s me in sweatpants with ‘Game of Thrones’ and takeout. We’re just too tired after a full day of babies.”

Yet, Barrymore says her marriage to Will Kopelman has never been stronger. “We were very much in love before the babies and now we’re stronger than ever,” she says.

She has that sparkle in person. With miles of long wavy hair, a thin Barrymore arrives in flowing, cream-colored pants and a matching shirt. Her face is devoid of most makeup except for some blush from Flower cosmetics (her own brand) and a light pink gloss. “I love that my beauty line is simple. It’s for moms to swipe it on, on the go, and feel beautiful. It’s all about feeling beautiful on the inside,” she says.

She is also coming back to the big screen in “Blended” (opening Friday), where she plays the divorced mother of two unruly sons. She meets un-cute for a first date with Jim (Adam Sandler). He takes her to Hooters. Enough said. It ain’t working out.

The two find themselves and their kids (widowed Jim has three daughters) on a safari to Africa. Will they find love despite themselves?

The film marks the third time Adam and Drew have united on screen after “The Wedding Singer” and “50 First Dates.” “I would sum it up with one word: respect,” Barrymore says. “If you respect somebody, you can make it in love and in films. You can make it in times that are happy and sad. It all stems from respect.”

“The script was so funny and we all need to laugh. It also had heart and that got me because I love to laugh and cry. It’s a movie about two people who just want to be good parents. It’s all about what will make their kids happy, and that makes me want to cry.”

“I couldn’t get through some of the scenes in this movie without crying. There are moments when Adam’s daughters in the movie say, ‘I need a mom.’ I’ve had times in my life when I needed a mom.

“Now, I am a mom and I know I will always be there for my kids,” says Barrymore who adds. “I guess you could say that moms are my Achilles heel. Mothers are the emotional figures in all of our lives.”

As for her own life as a new mother, Barrymore just sighs. “It’s the most joyous thing in the world even when I’m exhausted like now. When friends call and say, ‘Can we have dinner at 9:30 at some restaurant?’ I’m like, ‘Are you kidding? Are we on Barcelona time?’ I have two babies. If we’re not done with eating by 8:30 then forget it.

“I need to get home, make sure everyone is tucked in and hit the couch.”

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