Drew Barrymore ‘never subscribed’ to the idea women should strive to appear younger: ‘Aging is safe and awesome’

Drew Barrymore shares her thoughts on aging with Jamie Lee Curtis. (Photo: Arturo Holmes/WireImage)

Drew Barrymore doesn’t “subscribe” to the idea that women must stay young.

The 47-year-old Never Been Kissed star appeared alongside 63-year-old Jamie Lee Curtis at New York Comic Con as part of the Drew Barrymore Show, which aired Friday. Barrymore and the End of Halloween actress spoke about ageism, something Curtis has long been outspoken about. Barrymore shared why she has no interest in looking younger.

“I’ve never messed with my face,” the talk show host shared. “I don’t want to fight nature. I’m raising two daughters, and we grew up in an industry that was eager to drink from the fountain of youth, and I just never subscribed. So I appreciate everything you’re saying. And I think men just need to let women know that aging is safe and awesome.”

In February 2021, Barrymore admitted on her talk show that she feared she would go too far if she started undergoing plastic surgery or other procedures to change her appearance.

“What I really care about and what I feel is still relevant to my life is the face. I know myself. I’m a highly addicted person. I only inject once, and by Friday I’ll look like Jocelyn Wildenstein,” she jokes.

Barrymore adds that she knows that as she gets older, “things go south” – and that it’s just “part of life.

She explained, “Every year of my life feels more human and more vulnerable, but I’m also learning more and more how to appreciate each year.”

The mother of two also previously spoke with Glamour in 2019 about her decision to avoid plastic surgery, crediting her “addictive personality” for why she chose not to undergo it.

“I’ve never done heroin,” she said, “and I didn’t want to have plastic surgery because I think they’re all slippery. I feel like if I tried any of them, I’d be dead soon.”

As for Curtis, she recently shared her thoughts on Botox with TODAY.

“I had plastic surgery,” the Scream Queens alum said, “and I had Botox put in my head. Does Botox make big wrinkles disappear? Yes. But you look like a plastic statue.”

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