Drew Barrymore is Floral Fabulous for Redbook’s June 2014 Cover

Posted Tuesday May 6, 2014 3:40 PM GMT

As one of the few 1980s child stars to survive the pitfalls of fame, Drew Barrymore has much to be proud of and even more to be thankful for.

On the June 2014 cover of Redbook magazine, the “50 First Dates” actress looks springtime sexy in a flowery dress, and in her interview she confesses her surprise that husband Will Kopelman chose her as his wife.

Drew explains, "I would love to have long, thin arms, I really would ­ but I don¹t. I can run a company, so maybe I am just going to have fatter arms and run a company wearing sleeves? That is my balance; nobody gets to have it all. I would take wearing sleeves and running a company. Not that running a company is the key to happiness, but while I may not be tall and thin, I am capable. Will [being with me], it does surprise me and it doesn't surprise me. However, knowing his personality and what he finds humorous and attractive and appealing, I'm like, 'Okay, got it!'"

And rather than spoil her children rotten, Barrymore prefers to teach them responsibility. "I would really like to raise kids to do summer jobs and intern, and understand that if you are supposed to be somewhere at 3 o'clock, you need to be there at 3 o'clock."

Given her busy career and busy family, Drew knows the value of making room for her gal pals. "I fight to carve out the time. My friends are such a priority because they were what I had for most of my life. We are really close. I wish we could play more often, but everyone is so busy it's insane. But to go over to each other's houses on a Sunday to check-in, just get on the phone and talk: 'How are you? Do you need anything?' Really trying to be there is important. If I was ever in a bind, no one on the planet would have my back more than my friends."

And she’s a huge fan of her recurring “Blended” costar Adam Sandler. "Some comedians are really dark in person, and that¹s heartbreaking. Adam is a genuinely nice, positive person. He doesn¹t have a mean-spiritedness to his comedy or to his nature. We both really care about goodness."

Photo Credit: David Burton, Diego Uchitel for Redbook

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