Drew Barrymore is all set to return to acting. Santa Clarita Diet, a new Netflix series has brought her back into the spotlight again at 41.
In a recent interview said “I stopped working to have my kids and take care of them and raise them, and so I was nervous about working again,” she says. “I was going through a dark time in my own life. And then I read it and I liked it. Now what am I supposed to do? I can’t do this right now, it’s terrible timing, my whole life is falling apart.”
Now, in her 40s, she’s had a lifetime’s worth of parties and experiences, and says she doesn’t miss it at all. “I don’t feel like I’m not at the centre of things. I don’t worry about career stuff. I don’t worry about who the hottest band is or that I’m not at that show that night. I don’t care if the latest trend is happening and it’s just passing me by.”
For a lot of women, especially women who grew up between 1982 and the early 2000s, Barrymore is a particular kind of icon. Many of her films have found a permanent place in our hearts. She began her career at 11 months in an advert for dog food, quickly becoming the main breadwinner for herself and her mother, Jaid, who raised her alone.