Jan. 14, 2014 -- Actress Drew Barrymore posed for Playboy when she was 19, but doesn't want her daughter Olive to follow in her footsteps.
"I would not let her [pose for Playboy]," Barrymore said in an interview with ABC News' Amy Robach. "My life choices are not supposed to be the gateway to somebody else's. That's my journey."
While Barrymore said she has "no regrets in my life whatsoever," becoming a mother has put her in "a different mind frame."
"I celebrate that I had any sense of freedoms at a certain point, because I don't feel like that now," she said. "The best kind of parent you can be is to lead by example, and whatever I've experienced in my life is a part of my story and I'm proud of that. But it's someone who wakes up early, works all day, believes in charitable work."
Barrymore, 38, is married to art consultant Will Kopelman. The couple have 18-month-old Olive together and are awaiting the birth of baby girl number two. The "Charlie's Angels" actress, who is also an acclaimed producer and director, called motherhood the role of a lifetime.
"It's a ride. I'm tired, but it's the best ride I've ever been on in my life," she said.
Aside from also creating a business empire with a production company called Flower Films, her own Barrymore Wines label, and a line of make-up called "Flower Beauty," photography is another passion Barrymore said she cares deeply about. She said she has shot more than 30,000 pictures, including work for "V" magazine and a Tommy Hilfiger ad campaign.
"In a world and a life that moves so fast, photography just makes the sound go out and it makes you stop and take a pause. Photography calms me," she said.
Her latest endeavor is "Find It In Everything," a compilation of her photographs of various shapes of hearts found in everyday life. Barrymore said hearts are a shape that has inspired her for nearly 30 years.
"I started finding hearts in things -- whether it was like, a tree I was passing, a straw wrapper on the ground, I think the heart has one continuous line, which is very powerful," she said.
Barrymore has come a long way from the child star who captivated audiences in the blockbuster film, "E.T.," and then made headlines for her wild behavior -- including drug and alcohol addiction, partying and a stint in rehab -- as she grew up.
She attempted suicide, and became emancipated from her parents by the time she was 15 years old.
When asked if she ever looked back on her past and wondered how she got to where she is today, Barrymore replied: "I love the wonderful, awkward journey that I've been on in my life. I never have to worry that, like, I didn't get anything out of my system."
The photography book isn't Barrymore's only new project. She is gearing up for the summer release of "Blended," her third romantic comedy with Adam Sandler, and says she believes she and Sandler work well together.
"I think we challenge each other," she said.
Barrymore is also taking cooking classes. "I'm not good at it, but I love it so much," she said.