BAD GIRL GOOD GONE
‘MY MOTHER LOCKED me up in an institution at 13.’ Drew Barrymore told this to the Guardian in October 2015. The statement might have been more shocking had she not followed it up with the kind of self re ective observations for which she’s become known Boo hoo I needed it.’ The primary purpose of the interview was not to rehash 1 year old Drew’s already much publicised turbulent childhood it was to discuss her book 250 andom ouse roup . The unguarded actor producer wine entrepreneur beauty brand owner and author has never shied away from candid conversations about her life – a trait that makes her enduringly loved by fans and colleagues. So in between touching on the anecdotes in her book which comprises a series of essays about the positive moments learning e periences and adventures in her past and present she opened up to the interviewer about her time in that institution It was horrible and dark and very long lived a year and a half but I needed it. y life was not normal.’
Drew Blythe Barrymore’s abnormal’ circumstances were set up long before her birth in ulver ity alifornia on 22 ebruary 1 5. er actor father ohn Drew Barrymore came from a long line of ollywood royalty including the iconic ohn Barrymore senior and his siblings Lionel and Ethel. So it’s perhaps no surprise that Drew was only four years old when she announced that she wanted to be an actor. Since her father and grandfather were both violent alcoholics it’s rather unsurprising too that she succumbed to substance abuse before she was even 10 years old.
Drew’s mother Ildik aid ak was born in 1 in a erman displaced persons’ camp to an artist father and a violinist mother who were ungarian second world war refugees. aid Barrymore as she is known professionally has attempted to carve out an on screen of her own I had an acting career way before she did ’ she once e claimed when asked about Drew . et she might always be most remembered