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Drew Barrymore Explains Why She Decided To Step Away From Acting

Drew Barrymore Explains Why She Decided To Step Away From Acting
March 11, 2021 - 05:31 / Hayley Paskevich

In a new interview, Drew Barrymore shared why she won't return to acting any time soon! Barrymore was last seen in the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet, and is now balancing her career as a talk show host with motherhood. Find out more here!

Drew Barrymore has decided to take a break from acting to focus on her family! On Wednesday, Barrymore made an appearance on the SiriusXM talk show Radio Andy, where she opened up about how her priorities have shifted over the years.

Barrymore wanted to be around as her kids grow up

Barrymore's confession came about after she was asked by the show's host if there were any plans for her to take on new acting projects. "If I'm being honest, the answer is no," the talk show host admitted. "I don't want to be on a film set right now, but that could change when my kids are older." 

As People mentions, Barrymore and her ex-husband Will Kopelman have two children together. The Charlie's Angels star shared that parenting has become her primary focus, saying it was "a no brainer" for her to take a break from acting to be around for her kids— especially since her career started before she was even one year old!

Drew Barrymore attends Netflix's "Santa Clarita Diet" Season 3 Premiere.

Barrymore shares why Santa Clarita Diet "saved" her

Barrymore has only taken on one acting job since 8-year-old Olive and 6-year-old Frankie were born, playing "Sheila" on Santa Clarita Diet! As for why she accepted the role, she explained that she was "so knee deep into mothering" at the time, and needed to do something that showed she was also "an individual with a skill set."

She then went on to call the series "the greatest thing that could have ever happened" to her, because it came about at a time in her life when she was struggling. "And it was just perfect and it was comedy and it was delicious and it was fun and it was irreverent and I couldn't have loved it more," Barrymore explained. "And it really saved me."