Drew Barrymore cooks with Chef Eric Ripert, and discusses life & wine!

Drew Barrymore sat down with French chef Eric Ripert’s cooking show, On The Table, for a new interview. She was on the program to promote her new wine, Barrymore Pinto Grigio, which apparently has earned mixed reviews. While cooking “Clams Monetecito,” she discussed her life and career with Chef Eric.

On being moody:I think I’m moody because I’m a woman, and I can ask any man in this room like, you know woman are just inherently like, moodier and hormonal people. I don’t know how men deal with it. I praise them.

On her childhood and school: It was really hard. I wasn’t really popular in school either. I was in and out of school all the time because I would be on set. But I had fun, I got to go to Studio 54. It’s not how I would ever raise my kid, but I’ll never regret the experiences I had.

On growing up: I had 17 different lives, I’m like a cat who has had several lives, and now I’m like a stay at home mom and you know kind of subdued. But you kind of find yourself along the way, and I’ve had these incredible crash courses on radically different lives and I now know as a 38 year old woman which one I would choose. Nobody gets a free ride.

On Abe Lincoln and religion: I’m very tough on myself, but I’m obsessed with the Abe Lincoln quote right now, “If I do good, I feel good. If I do bad, I feel bad”. That is my religion.

The interview (video) is after the jump, plus more quotes!

On being moody: I think I’m moody because I’m a woman, and I can ask any man in this room like, you know woman are just inherently like, moodier and hormonal people. I don’t know how men deal with it. I praise them.

On reality TV: I would prefer to stay off reality TV, because a lot of it is very sensational. I want to share myself with people, I’m very open about my life and I’ve always been an open book, but I think there is sort of a boundary.

On her turning point in her career:When I was about 18, I started my own production company called Flower Films. I love film-making. I love all the decisions that go into making a film. I love directing, it was always my goal and I finally directed my first feature film. I can’t wait to do it again.


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