Drew Barrymore hasn’t seen the a lot buzzed about Hulu documentary Framing Britney Spears, which recounts the singer’s wrestle to be launched from a conservatorship, however she desires to.
As the actress-turned-talk present host defined on Monday’s episode of The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, she feels for Spears, Paris Hilton and different girls who, like her, have spent quite a lot of their lives within the highlight. Barrymore herself was in motion pictures earlier than she was in kindergarten and she or he had an infamously troubled childhood. She went to rehab when she was 13.
“I have so much empathy toward so many people,” mentioned Barrymore, who’s acted since she was 6. “I’m sure that people look on and think, ‘These party girls, these privileges, how dare they have feelings about any of this? They’ve put themselves out there, they’ve asked for this — it’s fair f****** game,’ and I just go, ‘They’re humans. They’re just humans,’ and I have a lot of empathy.”
Her voice cracked as she continued.
“It’s hard to grow up in front of people,” Barrymore mentioned. “It’s just hard.”
While nobody ever tried to take management of the E.T. star’s cash — in reality, she was emancipated at 14 — Barrymore mentioned she was compelled right into a facility at one level. She’s beforehand mentioned that she was taken there as a result of she was hooked on alcohol and cocaine and tried suicide greater than as soon as.
“My mom put me in a place that was, like, a full psychiatric ward,” Barrymore shared. “I used to laugh at those, like, Malibu 30-day places. Talk about things that pissed me off… A little spa vacation in Malibu was sort of the opposite of the experience I had. I was in a place for a year and a half called Van Nuys Psychiatric, and you couldn’t mess around in there. And if you did, you would get either thrown in the padded room or put in stretcher restraints and tied up.”
Barrymore was there for six to eight months, and the remedy ultimately labored.
“It was the best thing to happen to me, in a sick way, because it cooled me out,” she mentioned.
While Barrymore and her mom, Jaid Barrymore, have lengthy had a tumultuous relationship, she mentioned issues are bettering. Barrymore has come to know extra about the place her mother was coming from throughout Drew’s childhood.
“We texted this morning. I’m really glad there is healing there,” she mentioned. “I feel goodness toward my mom. I feel empathy and understanding.”
The Scream star’s daughters, Olive, 8, and 6-year-old Frankie, have even met their grandmother.
“But there’s real boundaries and distance and a lot of respect,” Barrymore mentioned.
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