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Drew Barrymore in 'Elle': 'F***, I'm Reborn!'

07/08/2010 03:42 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Drew Barrymore covers the August issue of 'Elle' and inside she talks about being single, aging and her imminent rebirth. See the cover shoot here.

On taking stock of where she is now:
"For three years straight, I've been burning the candle at both ends, and as of last December, I just didn't have anything left. I've been so aggressive about living life to the fullest and being plugged into everything, but now I've ripped the plug out of the wall and put it on the floor for a while. I'm thinking about the same things as when I was 15, about spirituality and who I am, who I want to be. It's cocoon, pupa, larva, and fuck, I'm reborn!"

On the media's misconceptions of her:
"I make movies. I have a passion. Puppies and daisies don't accomplish anything. That's not me at all."

On being single:
"If you're 35 and single and it's a choice, it feels fine. So I didn't settle with the wrong person yet. Big deal!"

On aging:
"I don't want to be vain or fearful, and I don't think I'll do anything [in terms of plastic surgery], but if I want to do something, I will. From my perspective, there's no reason to be afraid of aging, because if you age, you're lucky! The alternative is death."

On child stardom:
"I was raised in unique and trying environments, but they were also amazing platforms for me to have an extraordinary life. Going through hell as a kid made me sensitive to what others in this world go through too."

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