REVEALED: Drew Barrymore on romance, relationships and her glittering career

Eleanor Young

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Sexy, super-stylish and seriously talented – could our September cover star Drew Barrymore be any more perfect? We caught up with Hollywood's bohemian darling for a revealingly honest, no-holds-barred chat, about romance, relationships and her oh-so-amazing career.


'It was never a grand plan,' says the unlikely Hollywood heavyweight - who has notched up an amazing career as an actress, started her own production company and now turned her hand to directing - of her epic achievements.

'I just have all these things I want to do - things that beautifully and vividly encompass me - but I never sat down and worked it out'.

On her love life, Drew remains decidedly coy. She'll neither confirm nor deny whether she and on/off boyfriend Justin Long are dating - 'a little mystery never hurt anyone,' - but she talks like a single woman looking for answers. 'I'm happy to say that, at 35 years old, I feel I know less than ever,' she told us with a smile.

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But she does, however, maintain that technology has ruined romance. 'I just don’t like this compulsive, instantaneous, over-information, lack-of-privacy, weirdo aspect of the world,' she revealed.

‘If you meet someone they already know everything. What about showing up on a date and saying, ‘What do you do for a living? Who are your friends?'

Above everything, Drew says that she just wants to be present and to really understand what makes her happy. 'I have absolutely nothing to complain about,' she says.  

'I'm always trying to educate myself about the world or do philanthropic things or drop everything if someone I care about needs me. Do I always manage to get the balance right? Fuck no, but I'm trying.'

Read the full interview with Drew Barrymore in Marie Claire’s September issue, on newsstands now.



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Monday 29 August