Drew Barrymore used to be “scared” of aligning herself with feminism when she was youthful.
Through the years, the 50 First Dates star has not solely carved out a profession for herself as an actress and producer, but in addition discovered success as a cosmetics entrepreneur along with her firm Flower Magnificence.
However though Drew might seem to epitomise a feminist, she has now shared that she took a very long time to get to grips with the concept, and now helps causes that genuinely empower ladies.
“I was a bit scared of feminism when I was younger because of all the male bashing,” she mentioned in an interview with U.Ok. Glamour journal. “And there are a lot of women’s movements now that I’m apprehensive about, because I don’t want to be viscerally angry at men. I love men. I like keeping both sides in mind. I avoid anything political, where I sense too much anger. It’s just not the way I find messaging to be truly empowering.”
Drew went on to clarify that she plans to instil related messages in her daughters Olive, six, and Frankie, 4, who she shares with ex-husband Will Kopelman.
And as Olive is now across the similar age she was when she appeared in blockbuster film E.T., the star mirrored on the recommendation she would give herself as a toddler.
“I would try to tell her how everything’s going to be O.K. ¬– but she just won’t know it till she’s there anyway,” the 43-year-old famous.
In the meantime, Drew is gearing up to seem in her forthcoming comedy function The Stand-In, the place she performs a disaffected comedy actress in addition to her formidable stand-in.
Regardless of tackling two roles, the Hollywood veteran is up for the problem, particularly as she typically ponders what it could be like to swap identities with different individuals.
“What I’m saying is, I’m stuck here unless I want to move into a bomb shelter. So, I’ve made peace with this,” she sighed in a recent chat on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “However, there is a secret side of me that would totally love to (shoot off) and go through life not knowing what any of this is like. So, maybe this is my chance.”