Drew Barrymore Talks Motherhood, Learning to Cook

Red Magazine

Before giving birth to her second child, daughter Frankie Barrymore Kopelman, with husband Will Kopelman, Drew Barrymore spoke with Red Magazine about motherhood, cooking school and film directing for its June 2014 issue.

"I am loving being a mom," Barrymore, 39, said of being parent to daughter Olive Barrymore Kopelman. "Olive is a year and a half now so [the girls] will be close together in age."

The Hollywood actress also isn't wasting any precious time with her daughter - cherishing every moment they have together. Barrymore refuses to get a babysitter for the child, relishing in raising Olive with just her husband.

"We spend every weekend together," she said. "We don't have a babysitter."

She continued: "It's just us. I can't wait to see how that's going to work out with the second one."

The A-list star isn't only working on her parenting skills, but is working on losing her nickname "Mrs. Takeout" by cooking more for her family. Althought she said she's "terrible at it," Barrymore hopes to improve her culinary skills and is looking to take classes this summer.

"Over the summer I'm going to cooking school," the "Blended" actress said. "I really love cooking, it makes me so happy, but I'm terrible at it."

She added: "None of it is effortless or sexy or even tastes that good for that matter, but I'm really working on it. I might travel somewhere to do it, and bring the family. I love cooking for Olive now, but I used to be Mrs Takeout… I've just never learned to cook in my life."

The "all-consuming job" of directing is too much for Barrymore to handle right now, with her main focus currently on raising her daughters. Although she doesn't have time at the moment, directing is something she'd like to do again, perhaps once her children are older.

"I'm interested in directing in the future but that is such an all-consuming job," the mother of two said. "When the kids are in school and they don't need me all day long, maybe there's a way to balance it."

She concluded: "Other people have figured it out so there must be a math to it. I wouldn't trade bringing up my kids to do that but in a few years I'd like to think about it again."

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