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Pictures of Drew Barrymore in Marie Claire UK Magazine Plus Quotes About Love, Justin Long, Phone Sex and More

Drew Barrymore Talks Love, Relationships, Phone Sex & More With Marie Claire

Drew Barrymore looks gorgeous on the cover of Marie Claire magazine's September issue. Inside, she opens up about love, sex, getting older and her on-off boyfriend Justin Long, alongside a saucy photoshoot. Here are some extracts from her interview:

  • On getting older: "I’m happy to say that, at 35 years old, I feel I know less than ever. But in a liberating way. I’m trying to figure out how to make relationships work. The only thing I know is that there aren’t any rules. There should be no infrastructure on how a couple is supposed to work. Life isn’t like that."
  • On romance: "The fact that I’m begging for a phone call is pathetic in this age of technology. Plans are made by text – I can’t stand it. My ex, Fabrizio [Moretti, drummer with The Strokes], and I used to always make each other things for Valentine’s Day. I loved that. I know it was something we looked forward to and was really cool. I encourage people to make things for each other – it’s so beautiful."
  • On love: "‘It smells good – like somebody’s skin. It’s amazing to me that, when you fall in love with someone, you just start to love the way they smell. If I have to go away from someone, I say, 'Wear this T-shirt for five days in a row, then I’m going to take it with me.'. . .I’m not an aficionado on the subject right now. Some of the things I thought were a certain way have revealed themselves to be quite different, so I feel very awake and very open-hearted and open-minded. I’d like to approach certain things differently. I feel like I’m learning a lot right now. I’m not the teacher, I’m the student – I want to try new things."

To read what Drew has to say about marriage, phone sex and staying friends with partners, just read more.

  • On the possibility of getting married again: "I have no idea, I hate the fact that if you marry somebody and it doesn’t work out, it’s such a big Scarlet Letter. I get why – it’s the institution of marriage; it’s important, it’s sacred and it’s a big commitment – but society is like, 'Oh, it’s a failed marriage,' rather than, 'Oh, they broke up, it didn’t work.'"
  • On phone sex: "Oh, I’ve had successful phone sex – it can work. I think it’s fucking weird – it’s super weird. I totally tried it, though, with a little success at one point in my life, but it was just a thing you try, like wearing orange for a while. I don’t think it’s something I could live my life with. What makes me happy right now is something very tangible and that’s the people I know that I really, really like and love and get such a sense of happiness from. My tribe."
  • On staying friends after sex: "I suppose there can be [recovery]. I’m trying to think of who I’ve slept with that I’m still good friends with. Er... Justin? Actually, I’m good friends with all of my exes. Yeah, it’s different from friends I’ve fucked. Ha! I do think, as a rule, when two friends have sex it really creates a bit of a pickle. But, pickle or not, no regrets. Delightful pickles."

Read the rest of Drew's interview in Marie Claire, out now!

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