Drew Barrymore fires things up as the March 2016 cover star of Harper's Bazaar magazine. On the cover which was shot by Jean-Paul Goude, she is wearing a white halter tie neck dress which was topped off with blown out tresses and a complimentary pink lip. In the issue, she talks the film industry, a typical day in her life, a being hot and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For more on Drew's feature, visit HarpersBazaar.com and pick up a copy on newsstand on February 16th.
Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tics dress and belt, Chanel Fine Jewelry earrings and cuffs; Quidam de Revel Collection necklace; On left hand: Chanel Fine Jewelry necklace and earrings, Quidam de Revel Collection earrings; On right hand: Chanel Fine Jewelry necklace and cuff.
On being 'hot'"Hot is a state of mind," she reflects. "It's an energy. You're hot when you're motivated. It means you want it and you're going after it." For Barrymore, "hot isn't about being on the A-list or having a hot body. It's literally people who are on fire. Like Lena Dunham is on fire. Amy Schumer. Louis C.K. I think their brands of comedy and observational life stuff are some of the coolest I've seen in so many years."
On not being hot career wise:
'I don't think I'm hot right now necessarily, because I have all my irons in a bunch of different fires. I'm writing. I'm doing makeup. I'm doing design. I'm expanding Flower into different categories. I think it's a huge mistake to think you have to burn bright for your whole life. You cannot sustain it. It's exhausting, and it's not very realistic.
On her typical days:
'Well, I have one of two days. One is really with my kids. Wake up, breakfast, activities, naps, activities, bath, and bed. Same as every parent—trying to make life fun for them, exhaust them, love them, feed them, be affectionate, be silly, and just be present. And drink a lot of caffeine. Another day could be in a lab or on a plane for a two-day jaunt on a business trip. Like this cover shoot, for which we hurtled to Paris on a red-eye, then went straight to set. My days are rarely mixed together, I probably subconsciously do that so I can maximize my time with my kids.'
On the film industry:
'If I was obsessed with the world of film the way I used to be—and may one day be again—I would love to remake Firestarter. It's such a cool concept. Ooh, and with the special effects now, you could do so much! It would be emotional and interesting because it'd all be together in this little girl.'
Valentino dress, Chanel Fine Jewelry earrings and cuff.
Credit: Harper's Bazaar