Popsugar’s Anna Monette Roberts did an interview with Drew Barrymore at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival, where she was promoting the new rosé addition to her Barrymore Wines. The journalist is a real fan of Drew’s and it comes through in their rapport. She’s read Drew’s book and quotes it to her, and it seems to be meaningful for both of them. Everything is a little deeper to these ladies because a) Drew is drinking wine and sounds at least slightly buzzed when she gives the interview and b) Drew just announced her separation and Anna is trying to get some decent quotes while being respectful of the situation. Drew of course obliges and it sounds like they had a nice, wine-swilling afternoon.
On wearing striped socks with sandal heels
The thing is, the sock and the shoe have to be in love, and they’re not always in love. Sometimes it’s square peg, round hole
On her natural brows
I don’t feel like tweezing right now. I need to go back to my ’80s roots. The time right now is natural. Natural base color. Natural brows. Natural face. Not being on the treadmill of fear of aging. It is what it is. And I’m wanting to bring the anklet back.
On her quote about her daughter in Wildflower “you need my strength, not my worry”
That’s how my daughter is. She doesn’t want the worry. She needs to know it’s going to be OK. It’s the only way she will allow herself to be vulnerable… She’s mad when something hurts her. She doesn’t go to a weak place. Every little girl can only be made to feel safe if they know the parent is solid.
Q: You’ve taken on so many big, scary things, and yet, you’ve come away more powerful and stronger than ever. What is the secret to that? What does it take?
I had a really hard time a couple of months ago and kind of knew life was heading in a new direction. I called someone that I really trust, respect, and believe in, because he has always been the conductor of grace. I said, ‘What’s your advice?’ And he said, ‘You put one foot in front of the other.’ I hung up the phone and I thought, ‘That is why I call this person.’It’s not only succinct, but it’s almost physically productive and life-choice productive. It’s just great advice. It’s a kind of way in which to live, and I want to be like him. I want to be like that. I want to put one foot in front of the other.
On how she’d like to be remembered
The only thing I care about, my life’s mission and the only thing that matters as of now is that my daughters know what our lives were like, how we lived, and how much I love them. For them to know that they were not just loved, but, like, ridiculously, utterly, life-alteringly loved. That’s the only reason I’m here now!
It was a good piece. Drew’s secret to dealing with tough situation seems to be to walk, though. Doesn’t it sound like that? “You put one foot in front of the other.” No shade on that, it’s just with everything we’ve heard about her impending divorce, it sounds like it was her decision, like she didn’t feel like it was working and she decided to take action. She did the wife and mother role and she ultimately wasn’t comfortable with the “wife” part for whatever reason. For some women it’s easier to be alone and do you own thing.
People has a new insider quote about Drew’s divorce. They say that she was embraced by Will’s parents, had a close relationship with his mom and sister and that “Drew seemed very happy about being a big part of Will’s family. It was like, for the first time, she had a real family.”
Drew Instagrammed the photo below thanking PopSugar’s Roberts for her article. She wrote that it “goes above a discussion about wine and becomes something truly thoughtful.” It’s still not going to get me to drink rosé.
Thank you @popsugar — my dear old fiends and girls club of all things food-beauty-love and fun! This article is so wonderful and I thank @amroberts45 for writing such an amazing piece. It goes above a discussion about wine and becomes something truly thoughtful. @barrymorewines LINK to article in BIO