Drew Barrymore has opened up about her childhood drug addiction, admitting she feels 'lucky' for every opportunity that comes her way.
In a new interview with The Sun, the actress described her past self as a "party girl" who would go out drinking five times a week, adding that she was smoking marijuana and taking cocaine from age 12.
"I don’t know how I ended up here but I will never lose sight of how lucky I am," the 45-year-old said. "Being blacklisted at 12, I appreciate every job I have.
"I know what it’s like to lose and work for things and be so lucky and have the opportunities I have and everything in between. I don’t think there’s much to hide at this point."
Drew shot to fame aged four in E.T., and was eventually sent to rehab as a teenager for substance abuse. "[Film bosses] just wrote me off as damaged goods and I, sadly, understood that," she comments.
Now, the Charlie's Angels actress has landed her own daytime talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, something which she says she's incredibly grateful for. "I’ve never pretended to be anyone I’m not," Drew continued.
"I’ve never felt more humble and grateful than I do right now — to be alive, to have two kids that are healthy, to be among this crew and this team and getting this opportunity."
Drew has two daughters Olive, seven, and Frankie, six, who she shares with ex-husband actor Will Kopelman. Kudos to Drew for being so candid.
Like this article? Sign up to our newsletter to get more articles like this delivered straight to your inbox.
You Might Also Like