Drew Barrymore became famous as a child actor starring in the 1982 movie, “E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial”. Her career continues these days with her very own talk show, “The Drew Barrymore Show”. On a recent episode of the program, she was chatting with television personality Ross Matthews about the topic of plastic surgery. Take a look below to find out why this Hollywood celebrity has never had plastic surgery in the past. She also lets the public know how she feels about any future cosmetic surgery procedures.
When discussing plastic surgery on her show, the 45-year-old actress shared the news that she has not had any type of procedure performed on her face. However, she is not against the idea of having any type of cosmetic surgery in the future.
“I’ve never done anything to my face and I would like to try not to. Never say never.”
She added, “The thing 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”. (FYI: Barrymore was referring to a famous socialite that is also referred to as “Catwoman”. Wildenstein has denied undergoing plastic surgery in the past and claims that her current look is thanks to her Swiss heritage.)
“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.”
When it comes to aging, the talk show host and actress realizes that there is no avoiding the fact that everyone gets older. Since all people will age at some point, she views this fact of life as a valid reason to avoid plastic surgery and she wants others to feel the same way.
“We’re going to age, things are going to go south, and it’s OK. It’s a part of life. 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.”
Back in 2019, Barrymore discussed the idea of cosmetic surgery with Glamour magazine. In the interview, she compared the possibility of having cosmetic surgery to the idea of taking heroin. She said, “I have an extremely addictive personality. I’ve never done heroin and I don’t want to get plastic surgery because I feel like they’re both very slippery slopes. I feel if I try either, I’m going to be dead really soon.”
The above quote seems to completely explain why she has decided to try and keep her natural look without the help of any type of plastic surgery like a facelift or liposuction or reducing any fine lines and wrinkles using Botox or fillers.
Instead of turning to fillers to address any imperfections she might see on her face, Barrymore has started her own cosmetics line and uses that to enhance her appearance. The name of the company is Flower Beauty and it was started in 2013.
Barrymore stated she has certain rules that she follows when it comes to her appearance. “Not messing with my face or chasing some unnatural beauty is a standard I live by. I have dark circles under my eyes. I was at my dermatologist’s recently who said to me, ‘Can I shoot some Juvederm up there? It will raise the skin and it won’t be so sunken, which is causing the darkness to look worse, because it’s lower than the natural light that is hitting it.’ And I went: ‘No, but I’m gonna go home and start highlighting under my eyes, so thank you for the tip!”
One of the reasons that Barrymore is against the idea of cosmetic surgery is that she wants to set a good example for her daughters with her stance on the issue. Her daughters are six and eight years old and Drew worries about younger people having plastic surgery procedures in order to address any imperfections they view when it comes to their appearance.
“We’ve gone too far with [plastic surgery], especially when people who are so young are doing it. I feel aging is a privilege. It’s about how to do it gracefully, with humor, self-love and a respect for the process, and that’s always been really important to me. Then I started having girls and I thought, thank god these were my initial instincts. Now I can carry them out in an even more deep and profound way.”