Celebrity friendship squads are all the rage in Hollywood these days, but Drew Barrymore says she isn’t feeling the trend.
“I’ve never felt comfortable with this, sort of, camaraderie of famous people,” the actress and burgeoning beauty mogul, 41, admits in Marie Claire‘s April cover story.
Instead, Barrymore prefers the company of friends she’s known for ages – whether or not they happen to be super-famous.
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Cameron Diaz, for example, has been tight with her for decades, and Barrymore even calls her by a very special nickname.
“I’ve known Poo Poo [Diaz] since I was 14 years old,” Barrymore tells the magazine. “We just happened to know each other before her career started, and I was working in a coffeehouse trying to refigure out my life. So in a weird way, it doesn’t even count with us.”
Now, after a lifetime in the Hollywood spotlight, Barrymore is ready to mix things up. She launched Flower Beauty in 2013 as a cosmetics line sold exclusively at Walmart, and is now expanding the brand online and abroad.
“In business, when you just do too many things at once, you really water down your message,” Barrymore explains in a recent interview with CNBC’s Make It.
“I think if it’s not keeping you up at night and occupying your brain space, then something’s wrong,” she adds. “If it’s the thing you can’t stop, that you can’t contain, then don’t. Take the lid off and run with that.”
While Barrymore is happily consumed with her cosmetics line, the star is still keeping a foot firmly planted in show business. Her production studio, Flower Films, has allowed her to focus on the movie projects that interest her the most.
“We want to be very prolific, but I think when you spread yourself too thin, you don’t give yourself to it,” she says.