Drew Barrymore Has 'Cried Every Day' While Homeschooling Kids During Coronavirus Crisis

Written by on April 15, 2020

Drew Barrymore is getting actual in regards to the challenges of being a dad or mum in self-isolation. 

Showing on the “Immediately Present” this week, the “Santa Clarita Weight-reduction plan” star admitted to having “cried every single day, all day lengthy” whereas making an attempt to homeschool her daughters Olive, 7, and Frankie, 5, through the coronavirus pandemic. 

“I don’t know if there are good days and unhealthy days,” she informed Savannah Guthrie Tuesday. “There are good hours and unhealthy hours.”

At first, Barrymore was discovering artistic methods to remain lively along with her children. However simply as she thought she’d established a routine, she defined, “Faculty began, and all of it went out the window.”

Nonetheless, she’s chosen to view her expertise as a wake-up name to the truth that lecturers expertise of their skilled lives. 

“It was the messiest plate I’ve ever held in my life, to be the instructor, the dad or mum, the disciplinarian, the caretaker,” she mentioned. “And I assumed, ‘Oh my God, and lecturers have youngsters.’ Do they survive it as a result of they get to go away and work with different children?”

The actor can also be the founding father of Flower Magnificence. Her firm lately teamed up with plenty of different cosmetics and life-style manufacturers, together with Victoria Beckham Magnificence and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, to boost greater than $6 million for coronavirus reduction. 

Amid the struggles Barrymore has skilled in adjusting to a brand new actuality, she’s chosen to stay optimistic. 

“Happiness is a battle you battle every single day,” she mentioned, “The victory is in the event you achieved any of these wins, that could be a win.”

“I march within the military of optimism and I’m in search of recruits,” she continued. “However I’m very actual about it. I’m not some vapid hippie who’s like, ‘You simply gotta be comfortable, man.’ That is the best way and the course I’ll level my compass.”

She’ll subsequent be seen in “The Stand-In,” which was initially slated to premiere on the 2020 Tribeca Movie Competition this month. As an alternative, the romantic comedy is aiming for a launch later this 12 months.

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