Don’t expect Drew Barrymore to appear on the big screen for years to come, the actress is ready to hit the pause button on acting in movies.
During her recent interview on SiriusXM radio, Drew Barrymore told the host Andy Cohen, “If I’m being honest, the answer is ‘no,’ I don’t want to be on a film set right now. But that could change. When my kids are older.”
The Charlie’s Angels star, 46, has two daughters, Olive, 8, and Frankie, 6, whom she shares with ex-husband Will Kopelman.
The “Drew Barrymore Show” host continued, “I stopped doing movies when my kids were born. Because I’ve done it. Since I was in diapers. At 11 months old is when I started. And it was a no-brainer to me. To put making movies on a back-burner. So that I can be present. And raise my kids myself.”
The star also revealed that stepping away from making movies was “a lot less scary,” and she was capable to focus on other business ventures and TV projects that were less time-consuming.
“I started brands. I was able to write a book. And I got to do, at the perfect time, this Netflix show. ‘Santa Clarita Diet‘. I couldn’t have loved [the show] more. And it really saved me,” she said.
“I had gained a lot of weight. I had lost my way. And I was going through a really difficult divorce. In that, it just was the worst thing. And everything I didn’t want to happen. That’s what made it difficult.”
Barrymore and her ex Kopelman, 42, split in 2016. They had been married for four years.