Drew Barrymore Shares Why She Empathizes With Britney Spears
On Monday, Drew Barrymore talked about why she finds herself relating to Britney Spears' conservatorship struggles! Barrymore explained that she has "so much empathy" for people, and opened up about her own troubled past. Find out what she said!
Drew Barrymore feels bad for what Britney Spears is going through, especially since she can relate to the embattled pop star! On Monday, Barrymore was a guest on SiriusXM's The Howard Stern Show, where she talked about empathizing with Spears' conservatorship situation.
Barrymore says that she has "so much empathy"
Barrymore explained that she has "so much empathy toward so many people," and talked about how not everyone approaches the same way. "I'm sure that people look on and think, 'These party girls, these privileges, how dare they have feelings about any of this?'" she said.
The actress then mentioned how some people feel that since Spears and others in the public eye have "put themselves out there, they've asked for this -- it's fair f**king game.'" However, Barrymore doesn't agree with that outlook on things, and chooses a more sympathetic approach. "And I just go, 'They’re humans. They're just humans,'" she shared.
Barrymore talks about being sent to mental hospital
Barrymore also reflected on her own struggles as a child actress in the spotlight. "It's hard to grow up in front of people. It's just hard," she said, going on to talk about how her mother Jaime admitted her to a mental hospital when she was 13 years old.
"I was in a place for a year and a half called Van Nuys Psychiatric and you couldn't mess around in there," Barrymore shared. She mentioned that those who tried to cause trouble would find themselves "thrown either in the padded room" or "put in stretcher restraints and tied up."
However, Barrymore said she has no bad feelings towards her mother, and is "glad there is healing" with their relationship! "This was her last gasp, and I really was out of control, and I forgive her for making this choice," she said of being involuntarily sent to the psych hospital. "She probably felt like she had nowhere to turn."