Before Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman welcomed their second daughter Frankie April 22, the actress posed for June’s cover of Red and opens up about the joys of motherhood and family time.
On motherhood and family time: “I am loving being a mom. Olive is a year and a half now so the girls will be close together in age. I think, just get it done – it will be awesome! We spend every weekend together. We don’t have a babysitter. It’s just us. I can’t wait to see how that’s going to work out with the second one!”
On her own childhood: “My parents split up before I was born and my dad was just never capable of being a father. It’s something I really accepted and became okay with early on. But it’s shocking to me that someone can make that choice. As much as I accepted it with him, I could never accept it in a partner…for some people showing up is just not possible and that is incredibly frustrating. When you become a parent, and think about what kids need, it is very emotional.”
On working with Adam Sandler in new film Blended: “There are moments in my new film that really get me – like the way Adam is with his on-screen daughters is so good, it breaks my heart. That’s how he is with his own kids, and it’s very touching. I also really related to the tantrum scene. When my daughter’s in the middle of somewhere having a little meltdown, you feel like you’re the only person in the world dealing with that. But it’s also really funny and silly, too.”
On learning to cook like pal Cameron Diaz: “I really love cooking, it makes me so happy. But I’m terrible at it. None of it is effortless or sexy or even tastes that good for that matter, but I’m really working on it. I might travel somewhere to do it, and bring the family. I love cooking for Olive now, but I used to be Mrs Takeout…I’ve just never learned to cook in my life…Cameron’s a great cook, and always has been. I’m just trying to catch up to that.”
On directing: “I’m interested in directing in the future but that is such an all-consuming job. When the kids are in school and they don’t need me all day long, maybe there’s a way to balance it. Other people have figured it out so there must be a math to it. I wouldn’t trade bringing up my kids to do that but in a few years I’d like to think about it again.”
via Celebrity Due Date