Drew Barrymore hasn’t seen so much fuss about the Hulu documentary Framing Britney Spears, which recounts the singer’s struggle to be released from a guardianship, but she wants to.
As the actress-turned-talk-show host explained on Monday’s episode of The Howard Stern Show On SiriusXM, she has feelings for Spears, Paris Hilton and other women who, like her, have spent much of their lives in the limelight. Barrymore herself was in the movies before she was in kindergarten and had an infamous and troubled childhood. He went to rehab when he was 13 years old.
“I have such empathy for so many people,” said Barrymore, who has performed since she was 6 years old. “I’m sure people look and think, ‘These party girls, these privileges, how dare they have feelings about any of this? They’ve come forward, they’ve asked for this, it’s fucking fair game,’ and I just I say, ‘They’re human. They’re just human,’ and I have a lot of empathy. “
His voice cracked as he continued.
“It’s hard to grow up in front of people,” Barrymore said. “It’s just difficult.”
While no one tried to take control of the ET Star’s money (in fact, they were emancipated at 14) Barrymore said she was forced into a facility at one point. She previously said that she was taken there because she was addicted to alcohol and cocaine and attempted suicide more than once.
“My mom put me in a place that was, like, a whole psychiatric ward,” Barrymore shared. “I used to laugh at those 30-day places in Malibu. Talking about things that pissed me off … A little spa vacation in Malibu was the complete opposite of the experience I had. I was in one place for a year and a half. called Van Nuys Psychiatric, and he couldn’t waste time there. And if he did, they would throw him into the padded room or put him on a stretcher and tie him up. “
Barrymore was there for six to eight months and the treatment finally worked.
“It was the best thing that could happen to me, in a sickly way, because it chilled me,” he said.
While Barrymore and her mother, Jaid Barrymore, have had a tumultuous relationship for a long time, she said things are looking up. Barrymore has come to understand more about where his mother came from during Drew’s childhood.
“We texted each other this morning. I am very happy that he is healing,” she said. “I feel kindness towards my mom. I feel empathy and understanding.”
the Scream The star’s daughters, Olive, 8, and 6-year-old Frankie, have even met their grandmother.
“But there are real limits, distance and a lot of respect,” Barrymore said.
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