How Drew Barrymore Lives Her Best Life
The actress, producer, and director talks roller coasters, red carpets, and karaoke.
Best Style Icon
David Bowie. He's tried everything, and it all worked.
Best Spontaneous Decision
A few years ago, I bought an old red bicycle with the words FREE SPIRIT written across its side—which is exactly what I felt like when I rode it down the street in a tie-dyed dress.
Best Way to Express Yourself
Writing letters. A thank-you can be just as meaningful as a soulful ten-page message.
Shrimp and corn tamales and crispy, cooked-all-day-long duck at Vintage, a restaurant in Sun Valley, Idaho. Perfection.
I love roller coasters that make my stomach drop. One ride in Las Vegas, the Big Shot, straps you into a row of seats and catapults you into the air from the top of the Stratosphere Tower—then plummets back down. I ride it over and over; it's exhilarating.
Best Pinch-Myself Moment
Sharing the red carpet with Steven Spielberg at the premiere of my film, Whip It. I wanted to make him proud, and I was honored that he came.
Best Karaoke Song
Anything by the Beastie Boys. I probably look like a dork when I'm screaming it out, but for those few minutes, I'm so happy—I take on a different attitude.
Best Place to Live
California is an unbelievable state. One day I might be in a spiritual place like Joshua Tree, then before I know it, I'm eating groovy sushi in a mini-mall. I'm a Cali girl through and through.
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