When only seven years old became an international star by E. T. The extra-terrestrial, Drew Barrymore he could already boast of being an actress is experienced. Before giving life to Gertie, the little sister of the protagonist of the iconic Steven Spielberg film, she had already set a track record in the industry of Hollywood with a feature film (Mind-blowing journey to the bottom of the mind), three tv movies and even a dozen of ads. The first, with only eleven months to a brand of food for dogs. The earliness of professional is extended to all aspects of the life of this child prodigy, marked each of the boxes that make up the archetype traditional broken toy: drugs, suicide attempts, family unstructured, marginalization, labour… The “formula for disaster”, as she herself defined time after, erected now in one as exemplary as unusual survivor. One that, unlike so many others, you can indulge in to celebrate his 45 birthday away from the darker times.
Precisely in the same week of his birthday (this February 22), Barrymore has starred in headlines to be truthful in their social networks about the pressure that women feel to recover as soon as possible the physical condition after the birth. The actress ended the confession with a statement symptomatic: “I 45! Only cost me 45 years to find myself”. Presumed to find at the same time that he warns that he will not allow their daughters, Grace and Frankie, 7 and 5 years respectively, to go through the same as she. “I’m not going to let them be girls actresses”, stated in the magazine People with a forcefulness that is rare among big stars of Hollywood adore you convert your last name in the sagas of generations. It, however, there are too many reasons to go against the flow.
Barrymore is also the surname of a dynasty of performers, which dates back to the NINETEENTH century in England. His grandfather, John Barrymore, was a legend of classic Hollywood, and his parents, John D. and Jaid, also pursued without success a career in front of the cameras. With his father, also an alcoholic and drug addict, just maintained the relationship after this to leave the family home a few months before his birth, in 1975. His mother, born in a refugee camp for exiled hungarians after the Second World War, became his representative and partner of sprees usual. After the success of E. T. The extraterrestrial, mother and daughter went out partying every night at the most exclusive clubs of New York. “I had a mother, but she was more like a best friend. I said, ‘do you Want to go to school and you to harass you or come with me to Studio 54?”, stated in the program of Norm MacDonald.
With nine years the small Drew shared cups with stars of the time such as Rob Lowe, with ten smoked their first joint, and with twelve he used cocaine regularly. One of the anecdotes that best illustrate your years crazy is that with just seven ate the ice cream with a drizzle of liqueur Baileys. It was also the image of the national campaign of the u.s. government against the consumption of drugs (“Just Say No”, “Just Say No”) despite the fact that the actress ended up asking for forgiveness to the very Nancy Reagan for not being exactly the best role model for young people. It was a ‘little girl lost’, three words that give title to his first biography and in the overseeing this history of excess. He went to rehab on several occasions but with 13 years, and against her will, her mother admitted in a facility for the mentally ill for about a year and a half after having tried to commit suicide.
“When you take drugs the problems in the real life will seem so great that you think that there is nothing you can do, which you can only escape them,” he said in an interview on british television with a maturity unusual for a 15 year old teenager. By then, Drew had gotten a judge to approve the emancipation legal of their parents. His precocity vital now that was a figure literal. I was alone and relegated to the fringes of Hollywood, a toxic material that no studio wanted to approach. Admitted in The Guardian he believed he was going to die at 25. The teen star who shone on the red carpet of the Oscars, which had as godparents to Steven Spielberg and Sophia Loren, and was received by celebrities such as Lady Di earned a living cleaning toilets and serving drinks. With 16 years had passed the crisis of middle-age to which any person could face a long time after. The marginalization career lasted for three years.
In the mid-nineties, Drew Barrymore managed to put order in his life and career in Hollywood. The bad girl who burnt pallets next to Courtney Love (is the godmother of Frances Bean, daughter of Love and Kurt Cobain) went on to become the heir of Doris Day as the perfect protagonist of romantic comedies as Forever and ever, Everyone says I love you, El chico ideal and I have never been kissed. He specialized in characters lovable by her naivety, a quality of which however suffers his career. Before it was a practice repeated by many other actresses in the Hollywood of the #MeToo, Barrymore was the first to exercise also as film producer (Charlie’s angels or Donnie Darko, among others).
Married and divorced up to three times, Barrymore says enjoy a singleness that has already lasted for the past four years. Not only has reconciled with his past (“it was a good lesson”), but sits with her mother Jaid in Instagram. It is a beloved figure in the mecca of cinema and for the viewers, being the american culture one of the embracing with more passion these stories of resurrection. Because as unusual as its history of excesses is your full rehabilitation and the sincerity with which review that time. The interpreter has made itself its own brand, a suspected of Gwyneth Paltrow nearest, relaxed and identifiable to the consumer in the average american. In recent years, has launched a line of wines, a successful makeup brand (Flower Beauty) and a collection of decorative products for children with the big stores, Walmart. The best proof of the descent of the figure of the interpreter is his next project: a morning program on u.s. television, which will come to the grill in the fall of this year. That tremble at the Ellen and Oprah in turn, comes Drew.