Drew Barrymore Gets Emotional About Forgiving Herself in This Exclusive "The Shop" Sneak Peek
"How to forgive yourself — those are such big, overarching themes of life and it can take so long sometimes, you just think you'll never get there."
The episode — which also features Idris Elba, Kyrie Irving, and Paul Rabil — touches on everything from hitting "rock bottom" to Elba's opinion on the British-actors-playing-American-roles debate. In the above clip, Barrymore's account of the power of forgiving herself nearly brings her to tears. "That's, for me, the thing that has come the latest in my life," she says. "Only recently do I forgive myself. But I'm there, just took me so long to get there."
"I beat the sh*t out of myself about everything," she continues. "I had to be my own parent and, God, I just — I'm so hard on myself. Ridiculously, painfully, miserably, unlivably hard on myself. But I'm finally on the other side of that and I'm just so happy to be there 'cause it's those things; being OK with yourself not competing with others; realizing you're your own unique snowflake of a being, and how to embrace that; how to forgive yourself — those are such big, overarching themes of life and it can take so long sometimes, you just think you'll never get there."
Barrymore notes that while "forgiveness for others has always been available to me," that hasn't always been the case with her. "But, as of recently, I'm really having some amazing breakthroughs and it feels so good," she adds. The talk show host has been candid about her past, including her difficult childhood and sobriety, and she's continuing on with her healing journey.
"The Shop"'s sixth episode of season five drops exclusively on Uninterrupted's YouTube channel on Sept. 2. Watch the full sneak peek above.