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Drew Barrymore Goes Bright to Talk "Pushing 40" and Her "Positive" Relationship

Drew Barrymore on the cover of InStyle.

Drew Barrymore posed in a crisp white dress for the cover of InStyle's February issue, which hits newsstands this Friday. She's promoting her new movie, Big Miracle, and sharing excitement about the project with her fans in our latest I'm a Huge Fan contest — enter for a chance to meet Drew! Press for the big-screen release will be even sweeter since Drew is also celebrating her recent engagement to Will Kopelman. She opened up about her happy relationship, growing up, and aging gracefully in the publication. Here's more from Drew Barrymore in InStyle:

  • On growing up: "I’m pushing 40. I feel like those things that I always aspired to are finally being realized. I used to be afraid to let go of the intensity. I thought the work would suffer. But the lesson is, No, it’s still good, and I’m a lot happier—and less of a nervous kid."
  • On her fiancé Will: "He’s lovely. He’s very, very nice. It’s really positive. I’m super-happy… We go on group trips and spend holidays together — there’s a lot of love! And that is really nice and very different from the way I grew up, which was more unstable and inconsistent, with a lot of highs and lows. It’s funny, when I was younger, I used to say I’d hate a flat line—that I want the ups and downs, the rollercoaster. But I’m actually really enjoying the flat line."
  • On avoiding plastic surgery: "I say, don’t fight the rings on the trunk of a tree. Just keep counting ‘em. The idea of not looking like myself scares me. I just think a person’s character is what’s interesting… I look 10 times better after an exercise class than I do at any other time of the day."
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