Drew Barrymore enjoys having 'a normal life'

Drew Barrymore enjoys being able to have "a normal life" since taking a step back from her acting career.

Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore enjoys having "a normal life."

The 39-year-old actress, who has daughters Olive, two, and Frankie, nine-months, with husband Will Kopelman, has no regrets about taking a step back from her acting career to launch her own cosmetics company, Flower Beauty, as it has enabled her to spend more time at home with her family.

The 'Blended' star said: "I love the beauty industry because even on a workday I can wake up with my kids, go to work, come home, bedtime - there's a normal life there.

"And it's exciting when you have to go on a business trip, as opposed to a film where you're gone for months. I can't do that right now. As you add more onto your plate, particularly family, things have to fall off, or you won't be a good parent."

Drew, who had a difficult childhood and was granted legal emancipation from her parents when she was 15, is determined to be a "present parent" for her daughters.

She told the February issue of More magazine: "I didn't really have parents, you know? And therefore the kind of parent I will be is a good, present parent.

"In a way, maybe that was a detriment to my youth, but it'll be the biggest asset to my adulthood."

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