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Drew Barrymore Reveals Whether She Would Return to Acting

Drew Barrymore Reveals Whether She Would Return to Acting

Drew Barrymore is looking ahead.

The 46-year-old E.T. actress and daytime talk show host called in to SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live on Wednesday (March 10).

During the chat, she got very candid about the possibility of returning to acting.

“If I’m being honest, the answer is no, I don’t want to be on a film set right now, but that could change when my kids are older,” she said.

“I stopped doing these when my kids were born, because I’ve done it since I was in diapers at 11 months old is when I started. And it was a no brainer to me to put making movies on a back burner so that I could be present and raise my kids myself. I didn’t want to be on a film set asking the nanny how the kids were. I was like, that is not my journey,” she continued.

“And so when you step away from it, it’s a lot less scary. And you know, I’ve started brands. I was able to write a book. I got to do at the perfect time, this like Netflix show called Santa Clarita Diet. That was, I have to say I was so knee deep into mothering my kids. I was like, I don’t know who I am anymore. I think I went way too far the opposite direction,” she went on to eoxplained.

“And if I can’t remember that I’m an individual with a skill set, I might die. So then I got to play this woman who gets to eat people and it was exactly how I felt. And it was just perfect and it was comedy and it was delicious and it was fun and it was irreverent and I couldn’t have loved it more. And it really saved me.”

She also got very honest about where she was at personally during that time.

“I had gained a lot of weight. I had lost my way. I was going through a really difficult divorce in that it just was the worst thing and everything I didn’t want to happen. And that’s what made it difficult. And I just got to remember, like, you are a person with a history. You’re not just a lost mother. You are, you know, a human individual and you can go and get lost into something and find yourself again. And that show was the greatest thing that could have ever happened to me. So it reminded me to not lose the baby with the bath water in that I don’t want to be filming all the time because I want to raise my kids. It’s like you are this person don’t ditch who you are for your kids. I think that’s a recipe for disaster and parenting.”

She also revealed the famous actor that was her boyfriend in grade school!

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