Drew Barrymore Interview For Marie Claire February 2014

Drew Barrymore Wants Us to Stop Talking About Sex

Drew Barrymore worked her stuff in Marie Claire.

Source: Jan Welters/Marie Claire

Drew Barrymore, who is pregnant with her second child with husband Will Kopelman, opened up in Marie Claire's February issue (which hits newsstands on Jan. 14) about her family, her past, and the surprising celebrity who would make her "probably vomit" if she met him.

On her mother, Jaid Barrymore: "Ugh, I mean, my relationship with my mom is so complicated that . . . I've always been empathetic toward my mom, and I was even more so when I had a kid and we had a really amazing conversation about it. However, it hasn't enabled me to lessen the distance. It's the hardest subject in my life. I've never just been angry with her. I've always felt guilt and empathy and utter sensitivity. But we can't really be in each other's lives at this point."

On her crazy upbringing: "When I was a kid, everything was so unplanned, my parents were so erratic, and my world was so inconsistent . . . I was 14 when I moved into my own apartment. I was so scared. I didn't know anything. I didn't know you had to throw food out when it rotted in the fridge. I was convinced someone was going to crawl through my window. I would go to the Laundromat and sit there reading Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath."

On her changing attitude toward sex: "I'm so weary of the modern world. I'm not really of this era, so I'm struggling with that . . . I don't want to talk about sex anymore. I used to be so open. But now people are like, 'Let's explore our sexuality!' And I'm like, 'Let's not!' I'm such a prude these days."

On the one celebrity who would make her starstruck: "[David Sedaris] is my absolute favorite ever. If I saw him in person, I'd freeze and say nothing. And then I'd say too much. I'd be a crazy person. And probably vomit. And pee on myself. I've never downloaded a book, and I never will. If you want to buy a book, buy a f*cking book."

Will Kopelman on falling in love with Drew: "Sometimes whom you least expect is the person you fall for. It was a combination of moments: watching her with my nephew. Traveling with her. Going to museums with her. I knew, adding them up, this was it."

Source: Jan Welters/Marie Claire; front page image source: Getty
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