Drew Barrymore, 35, has been a member of Hollywood royalty since birth and had her first breakout role when she was seven, but according to her, things haven’t changed much. "I’m thinking about the same things as when I was 15, about spirituality and who I am, who I want to be. It’s cocoon, pupa, larva, and fuck, I’m reborn!" she said in the new issue of Elle.

Barrymore had a notoriously troubled childhood, experimenting with drugs and alcohol at age 11 and entered rehab for a second time at age 14. She has been sober for twenty years. "Going through hell as a kid made me sensitive to what others in this world go through too," she said.

While she may feel younger than her years, that doesn’t mean she’s afraid of aging. "I don’t want to be vain or fearful, and I don’t think I’ll do anything [in terms of plastic surgery], but if I want to do something, I will. From my perspective, there’s no reason to be afraid of aging, because if you age, you’re lucky! The alternative is death." The actress has undergone cosmetic surgery before – she went under the knife back in 1992 for a breast reduction procedure. –ELENA COX

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