Drew Barrymore dislikes what she sees when she checks her appearance during photoshoots.
The Charlie’s Angels actress has been posing for photographers for decades, having found fame as a young child. However, Drew now believes she’s nearing a time when she will stop doing them altogether because she has become increasingly critical and spends the duration of the shoot obsessing over how she looks in the monitor.
“It gets harder as you get older,” she confessed on the Allure podcast. “I will see the monitor all the time at photoshoots and just think, ‘Holy hell. I hate what I’m seeing. I don’t feel good about myself. Where did my chin go? Why is it inside my neck? Why are my two eyes so different? Why does the hair not look right? Oh my God! My puffiness, my dark circles. I will literally eviscerate myself.’ And I just think, ‘You know what? Eventually, I don’t want to do this anymore because I don’t want to look at myself that way.'”
The 44-year-old, who also runs a production company and a beauty brand, added that her self-criticism pours over into her work and she never feels like she’s doing a good job.
“All I do is like beat myself up and expect and demand more. I’m really hard on myself,” Drew shared. “I never kick back, put up my feet, and go, ‘You did a good job on that.'”
Yet, having been famous for many years, the mother-of-two has learned to pay no attention to other people’s opinions.
“There were a lot of things I had to go through in front of everybody that were not comfortable. Ultimately, it led to such a great freedom to not have to pretend to be perfect,” she stated. “You cannot be living your life looking and seeking exterior validation. It’s going to be a very exhausting journey.”
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