She feared that she won't be alive after 25 years of her life due to the difficulties she went through as a child.
Drew Barrymore's joy for the little things is endearing and it is surprising as she had to experience difficult ordeals in life.
The actress began her career as a young child actor in films such as E.T. and Firestarter in the 1980s and has had quite an astonishing trip. Her drug addiction began at an alarmingly young age of 12, with her being blacklisted from Hollywood owing to her marijuana and cocaine addictions. She had a difficult relationship with her mother, who institutionalized her at the age of 13, reports Insider.
Since then, Barrymore, now 47, has come a long way. She was able to mend her connection with her mother, overcome her drug addiction, and entirely abstain from alcohol, per CNN. She has two children, a profitable production company, a cruelty-free beauty brand, many books, and her own talk show. She's doing really well considering the significant personal problems she's had to endure.
Her fans appreciate the amount of joy and excitement the actress has for everyday things. The Drew Barrymore Show host shared a video of herself outside, smiling and enjoying the rain, on Sunday. She wrote in the caption, "Whenever you can go out into the rain … do not miss the opportunity!" In another Instagram video, she shared the joy she felt upon discovering a hidden window in the house she is renovating.
Her followers supported Barrymore by recalling the difficulties she had as a young actress. However, some people criticized that the actress doesn’t have anything to worry about, considering her wealth and fame. A person wrote on Instagram, “Yeah, it’s easy to be happy when you benefit from generational wealth.” But most of her fans came to her defense and said that she deserves joy after going through difficult times at a young age.
Barrymore has said that her father, actor John Drew Barrymore, was a violent alcoholic and that her mother battled with parental responsibilities. Her parents split when she was nine years old, reports USA Today. Barrymore told the Guardian in 2015 that her 14-year-old self envisioned enjoying a joyful life at the age of 40 despite being surrounded by so much negativity.
I’m not even trying to be dramatic but you can tell Drew Barrymore thought she was going to die young and now my good sis is just living life the way she was meant to.— Rachel Leah (@raetheforce) July 18, 2022
She said, "I was so scared of not knowing where I was going. I really had a fear that I was going to die at 25. I never went all the way into darkness. There were so many things I could have done that would have pushed me over the edge and I just knew not to go there."
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