Drew Barrymore Embraces Her Shape: 'I Don't Have a Bikini Body'

by Desiree Murphy 12:15 PM PDT, October 09, 2015
Playing Drew Barrymore Embraces Her Shape: 'I Don't Have a Bikini Body'

Drew Barrymore may not have her idea of an ideal bikini body, but she's OK with that.

Sporting a deep red lip and loose waves, Barrymore appears as confident as ever on the November issue of InStyle magazine, the publication's first-ever virtual reality cover experience. In her interview, the eight-time cover girl opens up about dealing with body image. 

Photo: InStyle

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"I am who I am and I just don't have a bikini body. I don't even have a one piece body anymore! But I am loving the long rash guard, board-shorts look," the 40-year-old says.

"I've beaten myself up about not being a certain thing," she continues. "If someone says, 'Let's go to the beach today,' my first thought is, 'F––, what am I going to wear?' I remember when Amy Schumer was on Ellen, she called her midsection a 'lava lamp.' I thought, 'That was perfect! That's what I've been trying to say.' But then I saw her in Trainwreck, and she looked so good in a tiny bra and short skirt. I was like, 'No, you don't have a lava lamp.'"

Barrymore insists that she has way more important things to deal with now, like her two children, Olive, 3, and Frankie, 1, with her husband, actor Will Kopelman.

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"I'm not going to pretend to my daughters that I'm pure as the driven snow… The best I can do is open up my heart to them," she says. "That's soul-baring enough. Making bad decisions doesn't make you a bad person. It is how you learn to make better choices."

Speaking of kids, the mom of two has come a long way since her days as a childhood actress. Watch the throwback video below to see footage of an adorable 8-year-old Barrymore chatting with ET at her first Oscar's red carpet.