Marie Claire (South Africa) - - LIFE STORY -

‘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

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