FILE – In this Sept. 19, 2013 file photo, actress Drew Barrymore attends the New York City Ballet 2013 Fall gala at Lincoln Center, in New York. “I feel so lucky to make healthy kids that I will never complain about anything because I just know how lucky I am,” said Barrymore Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at an event for her cosmetics line, Flower. The 38-year-old actress and her husband Will Kopelman are expecting their second child. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Drew Barrymore isn’t exactly feeling the pregnancy glow.
“I feel so lucky to make healthy kids that I will never complain about anything because I just know how lucky I am,” the 38-year-old actress said at a recent event for her beauty brand, Flower. “But I definitely don’t feel superhot. I feel more like an Oompa Loompa.”
Barrymore and her husband, Will Kopelman, are expecting their second child. Their daughter, Olive, is 14 months old.
Her top pregnancy style tips include “a really tight bra and a really loose blouse,” great lipstick and a supportive partner.
“He’s always so complimentary,” she said of Kopelman, an art consultant. “He’s always very encouraging when I get myself ready. He always makes me feel really good about it.”
Barrymore has taken a break from the big screen to focus on motherhood and various business ventures, which include Barrymore Wines; her production company, Flower Films; a new photography book, “Find It in Everything”; and her beauty brand for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
“I have a very male side of me that just loves business. I love producing. I love the rules. I love how to achieve getting financing for things, you know, staying within budget, on time, going into boardrooms and like fighting the good fight for things I really like,” she said. “But I’m at a stage in my life where I really appreciate the womanly creativity more than ever. Being a mom and making babies and thinking about what women want and what they need, what they deserve. So it fulfills that creative, sensitive side as well. So it’s a perfect business for me to be in, and I get to go home at night and be with my family, which is everything.”
Juggling a busy career with a growing family isn’t easy, but the self-proclaimed overachiever said work has been her “savior.”
“(It) always put me on a really good, diligent and responsible path in my life,” she said. “But I swear, I’m making choices all the time not to do things or making sure my priorities are in the right place and that my family is coming first.
“But yeah, I’m a little bit of a busy bee.”