Drew Barrymore:'Girls Can DO Anything'
Fairlady|September 2017

‘I’ve always fantasised about having a desk job because it seemed like such a consistent life, and nothing about mine was grounded,’ Drew Barrymore says. Now she’s a CEO, and the ultimate girl boss.

Sandra Parmee

Drew Barrymore is relentlessly positive. Just scrolling through her Instagram feed makes you feel cheerful. Even through her darkest times, including a troubled childhood, she seems to find a way to grow and learn from any experience. ‘There’s a warrior aspect to being happy. You’ve got to fight for it,’ she told Good Housekeeping. Drew is also possibly the ‘realest’ celeb out there because she’s so open about the messes and spills of life that we all go through, and so willing to let her guard down.

Over the past few months she’s been rocking quite an unconventional look for Hollywood’s usually overly preened elite. Her brows are grown out, as are her dark roots. And the reason is simple: ‘I don’t feel like tweezing right now,’ she says. ‘I need to go back to my ’80s roots. The time right now is natural. Natural base colour. Natural brows. Natural face. Not being on the treadmill out of fear of ageing.’ She also plans on bringing the anklet back, she jokes.

Sadly, her marriage to art consultant Will Kopelman has come to an end, with the pair announcing their divorce in March last year, after nearly four years of marriage. She’s spoken openly on the subject, telling Chelsea Handler on her talk show that she felt like ‘the biggest failure’. But if there’s one thing Drew knows how to do, it’s how to pick herself up. ‘I had a really hard time a couple of months ago and kind of knew life was heading in a new direction. I called someone I really trust, respect, and believe in, because he’s always been the conductor of grace. I said, “What’s your advice?”He said, “You put one foot in front of the other.’”

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