Why Drew Barrymore Hid "Like the Unabomber" After Olive's Birth

Actress tells Harper's Bazaar she "needed some time" to "cope" with fact her daughter will also be in public eye

By Rebecca Macatee Jan 31, 2013 5:20 PMTags
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Drew Barrymore didn't debut baby Olive on a magazine cover. In fact, she wants her and Will Kopelman's 4-month-old daughter to stay out of the public eye as much as possible.

But, given the little girl's high-profile parents, this ideal probably isn't going to be a reality. In a new interview with Harper's Bazaar's March issue, the 37-year-old actress explains why she "needed some time" to "cope" with this realization.

"For a solid six weeks, I was hiding like the Unabomber," she recalls. "Because I live my life in the public eye, I didn't want that for her." Ultimately, though, she realized that "unless I move into a bunker underground, I don't have a choice in this matter."

"I know she didn't sign up for that," she adds. "I had such an exposed childhood…I appreciate my journey, but I don't want that for my kid. Not any of it. It has nothing to do with whether I liked my childhood. I really did. But as a parent, that isn't the childhood that I'd provide."

Somehow we think Drew will give Olive a very magical childhood.