How Drew Barrymore Is Preparing for Her Kids to Learn About Her Past

Also last month, Barrymore spoke about her troubled background while giving a tour of her past Los Angeles haunts as well as the institution where she was committed, in a video recorded for The Drew Barrymore Show.

“I was a real wild child,” the actress said, “and I just got so out of control that no one knew what to do with me.”

She continued, “One minute, you’re at movie premieres and clubbing and the next minute, you’re in a full-blown institution with barbed wire everywhere and you can’t get out.”

On a 2018 episode of the Netflix talk series Norm Macdonald Has a Show, Barrymore recalled the ways in which being a child star is a “recipe for disaster.”

“But you know what’s exciting?” she said. “I got my s–t over with at, like, 14. Like, midlife crisis, institutionalized, blacklisted, no family, like, got it done, and then got into the cycle of being my own parent, figuring it out.”

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