Drew Barrymore hasn’t seen much of the Hulu documentary Framing Britney Spearswho tells the singer the struggle to be fired from a conservatory, but she wants.
As the talk show host explained on Monday in the episode of The Howard Stern Show On SiriusXM, she feels for Spears, Paris Hilton, and other women who, like her, have spent much of their lives in the spotlight. Barrymore herself was in films before she was in kindergarten and she had an extremely troubled childhood. She went into rehab when she was 13.
“I have so much empathy with so many people,” said Barrymore, who has been acting since she was 6. They lay down there, they asked for it – it’s a fair game and I just go, “They are people. They are only human “and I did a lot of empathy. “
Her voice cracked as she continued.
“It’s hard to grow up in front of people,” said Barrymore. “It’s just hard.”
While no one ever tried to take control of them ET The star’s money – in fact, she was emancipated at 14 – told Barrymore she was once forced into an institution. She previously said she was taken there because she was addicted to alcohol, cocaine and attempted suicide more than once.
“My mother took me to what was like a full mental health department,” said Barrymore. “I laughed at those 30 day places in Malibu. Talk about things that pissed me off … A little spa break in Malibu was the opposite of what I had. I was in a place for one A year and a half called Van Nuys Psychiatric, and you couldn’t play around there. And if you did you would either be thrown into the padded room or cuffed and tied up. “
Barrymore was there for six to eight months and the treatment eventually worked.
“It was the best thing that happened to me in a sick way because it cooled me down,” she said.
While Barrymore and her mother Jaid Barrymore have long had a tumultuous relationship, she said things are getting better. Barrymore understood more about where her mother came from in Drew’s childhood.
“We texted this morning. I’m really glad there is healing there,” she said. “I feel kindness towards my mother. I feel empathy and understanding.”
The Scream Star’s daughters, Olive, 8, and 6-year-old Frankie even met their grandmother.
“But there are real limits and distance and a lot of respect,” said Barrymore.