Drew Barrymore claims she “never said” she wanted her mum was dead.
The ‘Charlie’s Angels’ actress, 48, made headlines after opening up about her relationship with her mother, Jaid Barrymore, 77, in an interview with New York magazine published on Monday (05.06.23) in which she talked about her troubled past with her mother and told how she had been jealous of friends who were able to work on their traumas after their mothers died.
She responded in an Instagram video after her statements from the conversation were “twisted”: “I have been vulnerable and tried to figure out a very difficult, painful relationship while admitting it is difficult to do while a parent is alive.”And those of us who have to figure it out in real time can’t wait, as in they can’t wait for the moment, not that the parent is dead.
“Never twist my words or say I wish my mother was dead.” I’ve never said anything like that. “In fact, I go on to say (in the interview) that I wish I never had to live a life where I would wish that on someone because that is sick.”
Drew said in an interview regarding other individuals who were mourning the loss of their mothers, “All their mothers are gone, but my mother is not.” And I’m like, ‘Well, I don’t have that luxury.’ But I can’t wait.”I don’t want to be in a position where I hope someone would die sooner than they should so I can improve.
“I actually want her to be happy, thrive, and be healthy.” But I have to f-king develop despite her being on this world.”
Later in the interview, Drew expressed sorrow for her statements, saying, “I dared to say it, and I didn’t feel good.” I’m concerned. I’ll never stop caring. I’m not sure I’ve ever learned how to properly defend, shut off, not feel, and put the wall up.”
Drew, who has daughters Olive, 10, and Frankie, 9, with her ex-husband Will Kopelman, has been vocal about her ongoing difficulties to reconcile with her parents.
Her mother was her manager when she was a child star and brought her to parties all over Hollywood, including Studio 54, where she was introduced to drugs and alcohol before entering rehab at the age of 12.
Drew became emancipated from her mother and father, John Drew Barrymore, who died in 2004 after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a year and a half later.