With Steven Spielberg, the film's director, as her godfather, Sophia Loren for a godmother and several Oscar-winning actors in the Barrymore family (including her great-aunt, Ethel Barrymore, who famously turned down a marriage proposal from Winston Churchill), she was primed for fame. At only 35, she has more than 60 films under her belt, which together have grossed more than .3 billion (£1.4 billion) in box office sales around the world.She has starred in countless hits - including Poison Ivy, Never Been Kissed, The Wedding Singer and Batman Forever - and her production company, Flower Films, has netted more than 0 million (£560 million) thanks to projects such as Charlie's Angels, 50 First Dates and He's Just Not That Into You. Not a near beer, mind you, but a good old-fashioned Pilsener. The kind of libation that would impair her ability to operate heavy machinery if, for some odd reason, there happened to be any heavy machinery in sight.It is a celebratory beverage, and Barrymore is in the mood for a little revelry.Other romantic comedy hits followed including Ever After (1998), Never Been Kissed (1999), 50 First Dates (2004), Fever Pitch (2005), He's Just Not That Into You (2009) and Going the Distance (2010).Yes, Barrymore has had a remarkably long run in films in which she plays a young woman seeking the right guy.Drew Barrymore has done her living with a capital Maybe even all caps.
While chatting with Ellen about her memoir, Barrymore reflected on rocky upbringing.
'In my twenties I did want the fairytale,' says Barrymore today.
'But in my thirties I realised there is a next day. The irony is I don't need anyone to give the fairytale to me; I can give it to myself or I will try and provide it for people through different avenues.' More recently she has had an on-and-off relationship with Justin Long, her co-star in her new film, Going the Distance, about the trials of making a long-distance relationship work.
"Yeah, I mean it seems crazy now especially as a parent.
But at the time it was a really necessary thing for me and my mom and we were actually incredibly gracious about it with each other and she was there and it was something we needed to do," Drew says about her teenage emancipation in the clip, which she also addresses in her book.
Drew Barrymore is getting extremely candid about her childhood.