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Drew Barrymore on the cover of Harper's Bazaar: 'I love to lie in bed and eat mac and cheese'

Drew Barrymore on the cover of the October issue of Harper's Bazaar.
Drew Barrymore on the cover of the October issue of Harper's Bazaar.
Mark Seliger | Used with permission

How can you not love someone whose fashion secret is two hours of exercise a week and a healthy portion of mac and cheese while lying in bed watching TV? That's Drew Barrymore's regimen -- and it landed her on the cover of Harper's Bazaar.

In the October issue, Barrymore talks about how giggly and happy she gets just being around beau Justin Long ("he's the cat's pajamas"), how she watches the Food Network and chows down on that mac and cheese after haute couture fashion shoots, and how relieved she is that her "baby fat" finally seems to be going away.

The down-to-earth beauty who has been famous for 28 years -- and whose interviews outnumber Ashton Kutcher's tweets -- came up with her own idea for the fashion magazine's cover story about her: "Let's do the eHarmony questionnaire."

Her answers?

"I'm a total control freak and love to participate in the design of every single aspect of life."

"I enjoy work because I am a fanatic about it."

"I can apply myself at my job 20 hours a day, seven days a week. But I can't apply myself to my body more than a couple hours a week."

Is she fit? "No, no. I'm jiggly and totally normal."

"I hate texting. Hate it."

Twitter? "Never read it, never wrote it, don't want, it's not for me."

Barrymore says she's never been insecure because it's a waste of time. "There is some lighting where I absolutely resemble Shamu. People have to know that you pick the best pictures where the lighting is beautiful and the angles are right and the body positions are gorgeous. And then, guess what, you turn, sit, hit the wrong light, and your belly flaps over and we all look human again." 

She loves spending time with Long, but she also loves spending time alone. Maybe too much time, she says.

"I've developed such a love of my independence that I have to go, Okay, you've had dinner by yourself three nights in a row, now you have to see your friends."

Does that mean she's in danger of going a little too Howard Hughes?

"Oh, yes," she laughed. "I'll be peeing in jars momentarily.

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