Drew Barrymore Says She Would Not Let Her Daughter Follow In Her Footsteps As 'That’s My Journey'

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on January 15 2014 4:56 AM
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Actress Drew Barrymore arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jan.12, 2014. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Actress Drew Barrymore in an interview with ABC News published Tuesday said that she would never want her daughter, Olive, to pose for Playboy. She also said that she would never let her daughter follow in her footsteps, which included posing for Playboy when she was a 19-year-old.

“I would not let her [pose for Playboy],” she said in the interview. “My life choices are not supposed to be the gateway to somebody else’s. That’s my journey.” She also said in the interview that motherhood has put her in “a different mind frame.”

"I celebrate that I had any sense of freedoms at a certain point, because I don't feel like that now," she reportedly said. "The best kind of parent you can be is to lead by example, and whatever I've experienced in my life is a part of my story and I'm proud of that. But it's someone who wakes up early, works all day, believes in charitable work."

The “Charlie’s Angels” actress married art consultant Will Kopelman in 2012. The couple had Olive, who is now 18 months old and, in November 2013, they announced that they are awaiting the birth of another baby girl.

The 38-year-old actress is also a producer and director, and has created a business empire with her production company, "Flower Films." She owns the Barrymore Wines label, which she created in honor of her family and a line of make-up and cosmetics called “Flower Beauty.” And, she has a thing for photography.

“In a world and a life that moves so fast, photography just makes the sound go out and it makes you stop and take a pause. Photography calms me,” she said.

“Find It In Everything” is a compilation of Barrymore’s photographs that she is currently working on. The collection consists of various shapes of hearts that she finds in everyday life -- whether it is “a tree I was passing” or “a straw wrapper on the ground.” 

According to reports, Barrymore has come a long way since the beginning of her career, which she began as a child in the blockbuster “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” followed by a turbulent childhood, which included drug and alcohol addictions, and two stints in rehab.

“I love the wonderful, awkward journey that I’ve been on in my life. Never have to worry that, like, I didn’t get anything out of my system,” she said when asked if she ever wondered how she came through everything to where she was today.

Along with her photography book as a new project, she is also geared up for “Blended,” her third romantic comedy with Adam Sandler after “The Wedding Singer” and “50 First Dates,” set to release in May 2014.

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