Drew Barrymore Heats Up InStyle (October 2009)

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Drew Barrymore graces the October 2009 issue of InStyle magazine, on newsstands today (September 25). And while the 34-year-old actress/producer/director is all glammed-up in the inside photos (see here), the accompanying interview reveals the same down-to-earth attitude for which she is known. Here are some highlights:

On her celebrity status and how it has affected her: “I love my life, I really do. But there are moments I battle with it. Some days I want nothing more than a brilliant mask so I could look like someone else and go wander the streets and be free. I’m very peeved that Halloween only comes once a year.”

On why many of the movies she has produced have themes of girl power and collaboration: “I like teams—I like buddies.” I don’t understand women who are competitive, apart from positive forums like athletics. One person is a powerful thing, but a tribe is unstoppable.”

On breaking barriers on the red carpet: “Do you know what I would love? To die on the red carpet. [Laughs] No—I love to succeed on it, but I don’t want to do it conventionally. What I don’t understand is, why is there a barrier between the runway and the red carpet? At fashion shows, the boundaries are gone. But on the red carpet, there’s this line. And I want to walk past that line.”

Drew’s next film, a roller-derby girl power flick called “Whip It” which comes out in October, is her directorial debut. Check out the trailer here.