Drew Barrymore looks beautiful in her Valentino dress on the cover of InStyle‘s November 2015 issue, on newsstands October 16.
Here is what the 40-year-old “Wildflower” author had to share with the mag:
On body image: “I am who I am and I just don’t have a bikini body. I don’t even have a one piece body anymore, but I am loving the long rash guard, board-shorts look… I’ve beaten myself up about not being a certain thing. If someone says, ‘Let’s go to the beach today,’ my first thought is, ‘F– what am I going to wear?’ I remember when Amy Schumer was on Ellen, she called her midsection a ‘lava lamp.’ I thought, That was perfect! That’s what I’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, ‘No you don’t have a lava lamp.’”
On her daughters: “I’m not going to pretend to my daughters that I’m pure as the driven snow… The best I can do is open up my heart to them. That’s soul-baring enough.”
On her new book: “I want this book to be a love letter to my daughters, Frankie and Olive. They don’t need to know about my sex life. My own mother, Jaid, wrote a book on sex ["Secrets of World Class Lovers: Erotic Tips & Sensual Stories for a Lifetime of Sexual Fulfillment"], and it was the most mortifying feeling in the world. So I know how a child feels when their parents put themselves out there too much, and I will never do that to my daughters. There are some things about your parents you just don’t need to know.”
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