Sunday was Father's Day in many countries around the world. Some celebrities also used the occasion to greet their fathers and send love messages. Most social media posts were hymns of praise for the "best dads in the world". But the fact that a father-child relationship can often be difficult was shown Drew Barrymore with her own, very emotional post on Instagram.
Drew Barrymore posts emotional Father's Day post
"He was a crazy poet, a hedonistic human child," she says of her father, actor John Barrymore, who died in 2004. A difficult personality, as she describes. "But I understood that as a child. Somehow I have zero problems with contaminated sites or dad," she explains. And yet her father's manner sometimes gave her trouble. "I think I would have loved to have a dad who doesn't look that way out there, or who would have stayed. Or who was capable of anything. But his ferocity runs through me. His gifts are here. His demons are mine that I break ", Barrymore reveals on the photo platform.
Today she realized how important it was for her own development. "I don't love him for how I wanted him, but for who he was," writes the 45-year-old. She doesn't post a photo to show how great everything was, but "to show what it was".
Barrymore, who is now the mother of two girls, has spoken many times about her turbulent childhood. When she was only seven years old, thanks to her role in "E.T." to child star. What followed were years in which she often felt lost. In 2018, she showed details on comedian Norm Macdonald's Netflix show. When she was only twelve she started smoking pot, drank a lot of alcohol and became addicted to cocaine. A little later, she legally emancipated herself from her parents.
"I was 14 years old. Midlife crisis, withdrawal, blacklisted, no family, and then I became my own parent and somehow managed," said actress Macdonald.