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Drew Barrymore Covers InStyle October 2009

Drew Barrymore Covers InStyle October 2009

Drew Barrymore dons Valentino while gracing the October 2009 cover of InStyle, on stands TODAY. Here are some highlights from the 34-year-old Whip It director/star:

On not making enemies: “I don’t like alienating people. I’m like a big freaking welcome mat!”

On her selective memory: “I’m such a good secret keeper that I’ll deliberately forget things so I don’t have the urge to tell them.”

On her relationship with her parents: “I am OK with my dad, but my mom and I have yet to work it all out. I don’t talk about it because… how do you talk about something you’re confused about?”

On fame and how it’s affected her: I love my life, I really do. But there are moments I battle with it. Some days I want nothing more than a brilliant mask so I could look like someone else and go wander the streets and be free. I’m very peeved that Halloween only comes once a year.”

On why many of the films she has produced have themes of girl power and collaboration: “I like teams—I like buddies.” I don’t understand women who are competitive, apart from positive forums like athletics. One person is a powerful thing, but a tribe is unstoppable.”

On breaking barriers on the red carpet: “Do you know what I would love? To die on the red carpet. [Laughs] No—I love to succeed on it, but I don’t want to do it conventionally. What I don’t understand is, why is there a barrier between the runway and the red carpet? At fashion shows, the boundaries are gone. But on the red carpet, there’s this line. And I want to walk past that line.”

For more on Drew‘s cover shoot, visit! Bigger cover pics inside…

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  • me!

    Beautiful cover!

  • facts

    Drew is so cute and seems so sweet. Unlike Jennifer Aniston, we know the reasons why she can’t keep a relationship.

  • Zeiss

    Ummm…hasn’t Drew be in a ton of relationships? Anyway, she’s ok with her dad ’cause he’s dead. He died several years ago.


    Not to shabby Drew ….using the award winning screenwriter Cody
    Deablo .And have her costar from Juno too…and having a successful movie that she also produced .,mc011alled Just not that into you.. over 100 at the box office world wide..

  • Harlem

    If you’re a hater check out

  • she shall remain nameless

    She’s really pretty on the cover. Her best cover pose yet!!

  • lakers fan in boston

    the interview wasnt as boring as i thought it would be
    cover is alright but i still cant stand her
    especially her girl power shiz

  • Halli

    I love drew!

  • suppress your appetite

    nice cover!