Drew Barrymore: ‘I’ve never done anything to my face & I would like to try not to’

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One of the things I’ve always liked about Drew Barrymore is that she’s always owned her particular look and she’s always just flatly assumed that everyone thinks she’s cute. She’s never seemed angsty or doubtful about her looks, and she’s never tortured herself about self-acceptance. She’s always been rather “I’ll come as I am, because I’m adorable.” It’s a great way to approach life, honestly. So it’s not surprising to me that Drew has never had plastic surgery. I would be surprised if it even occurred to her to alter her looks.

Never been nipped. Despite being famous for most of her life, Drew Barrymore revealed on Wednesday that she’s never had plastic surgery, instead choosing to age naturally — for now, at least.

“I’ve never done anything to my face and I would like to try not to,” the 45-year-old actress said during an episode of her talk show, “The Drew Barrymore Show,” adding, “Never say never.”

Barrymore pointed to her personality as part of the reason she’s reluctant to go under the knife.

“The thing that I do care about and I do feel is still relevant to my life is the face. I know myself. I’m a highly addictive person. I do one injection, I’m going to look like Jocelyn Wildenstein by Friday,” she joked, referencing the socialite who’s famously spent millions on multiple cosmetic surgeries. “I think because I’m so rebellious that I saw all of that pressure and I saw all of those women torturing themselves to look a certain way and I thought, ‘You miserable people.’ I just never wanted to be afraid of what life would do to me. I probably went to too many opposite extremes. Now I’m boring and safe and healthy.”

What’s more, the Flower Beauty founder said she doesn’t mind a few fine lines or gray hairs. “We’re gonna age, things are gonna go south and it’s okay and it’s a part of life and I feel more human and more vulnerable every year of my life, but I also know how to appreciate every year more and more, too,” she concluded.

[From Page Six]

I remember a photoshoot she did in 2010, before she had kids, where she had lost some weight and she was bragging about how her cheekbones finally “popped” in her 30s, after years of having a babyface. I remember that because there were some conversations about whether or not she had some work done, but in retrospect… yeah, I think she really just lost some weight and you could see it on her face. Drew looks like what she is: a 45-year-old woman who is ageing pretty well, with access to expensive skincare and dermatologists, but someone who doesn’t want to start tweaking because she knows she would never be able to stop.


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  1. escondista says:

    Honestly, its nice seeing people with faces that look like mine or my mom’s or my neighbor’s. Kind of like a hug.

  2. Watson says:

    Love Drew’s face. To me she actually looks younger than her actual age. Even though you can see lines and wrinkles it all looks natural and good on her. Sometimes Botox and fillers aren’t the answer. She looks happy and that accounts for the joy in her face.

  3. Mei says:

    This is why she is so expressive because her face isn’t paralysed haha. I’m glad some people in that insane world still realise how messed it is to have surgery so you can look the way people have told you is the right kind of beautiful/how you think other people want you to look. Please don’t go there Drew! Side note, this story is making me want to watch Santa Clarita Diet all over again, that show was absolute gold.

  4. AppleTart says:

    I would much rather see Drew age gracefully than a plastic face Nicole Kidman who will do anything to make sure her face does not move against gravity.

  5. The other one says:

    I forgot that photo shoot- looking at it now, it gives very strong Julianne Moore vibes

  6. Beech says:

    I look at the faces of people in entertainment and wonder “why?!” because they don’t look younger, they look off, odd, weird. I expect there are plastic surgeons who are real artists and their patients’ faces reflect that. They look like themselves only refreshed. Years ago a lovely actress had work done, an eye lift maybe and it was a dramatic change. She looked demonic. Another I saw on Charlie Rose and it was apparent she had work. One of the most beautiful women in the world and the outcome was off putting in that she looked merely attractive if somewhat a bit pulled from her lips.

  7. laura-j says:

    I feel like Drew, I think I’m adorable (I’m 50) unless I look too close in the mirror and I know if I started I wouldn’t stop. So I’m gonna just go with it. And or course never say never.

    I will say that the neck is killing me… Genetics is not my friend.

    But I am really expressive and if my face didn’t move as much I wouldn’t like it.

    I mean if you are famous they’ll touch up your pictures so much easier than the rest of us. 🙂

  8. Jules says:

    This is the most intelligent thing she’s said in a while…

  9. Tina says:

    I love her but sometimes she gives not like other women vibes which is fine. She gets away with it because she’s super adorable. Also I identify with the cheekbone thing. I’m younger than her (29) and until even 25 I had baby fat on my face even if though I’ve always been quite thin. However, something about the last year and a half my face just kinda shifted into one with prominent cheekbones. I have more visible lines now but I will take it if it gives me a nice angular look

  10. Anna says:

    I still think she’s adorable!! I think we don’t give her enough credit for coming through the other side normalish and a good mum!

  11. runaway says:

    Love her and her face, she is beautiful

  12. Dee Kay says:

    Not a huge DB fan but big respect to her for not messing up her face AND for getting through the substance abuse issues of her youth and maturing into (what seems like) a decent human being.

  13. Doglas3000 says:

    Drew Barrymore just turned 46 and looks incredible. She posts her shelfies (on IG ) filled with skincare serums, cleansers, creams and has admitted to. Ring a skincare junkie, spends her money on that as opposed to expensive designer purses and shoes. I totally get her mentality too! She looks beautiful!