Drew Barrymore, More Magazine

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Drew Barrymore once took heat for saying that women can't have it all, and she's saying it again. Only this time, she's being a little more careful about it.

While covering More magazine, Barrymore opens up about women trying to accomplish it all, and says that they can do it, but they have to be willing to work for it because they literally have physics working against them.

"I'll get in trouble for it, but I'll say it anyway: Women can't do it all," she tells the mag. "Quantum physics actually says you can't do it all. Like, you can't do everything at every minute of every day; it's actually not mathematically, molecularly plausible.

"[However,] I do think that women can do everything they want to do, especially if they work hard enough at it," she adds. "I don't believe anything comes easy. You have to earn everything in life."

Drew Barrymore, More Magazine

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As a mom, an actress, a producer and creator of a beauty empire, Barrymore is definitely familiar with the idea of working hard. But she admits to More that she has had to make certain sacrifices in order to be able to maintain a doable work-life balance. One thing she had to cut back on was acting, choosing to favor the beauty industry instead for its regular hours.

"...even on a workday I can wake up with my kids, go to work, come home, bedtime—there's a normal life there. And it's exciting when you have to go on a business trip, as opposed to a film where you're gone for months. I can't do that right now. As you add more onto your plate, particularly family, things have to fall off, or you won't be a good parent."

She will, however, be appearing in the upcoming drama Miss You Already with famed actress Toni Collette, but that's only because she's "one of the great actresses."

The Blended star has been in front of the camera since her early childhood years, having starred in E.T., but growing up wasn't easy for the A-lister. She entered rehab before she hit puberty and had a difficult relationship with her parents. But she insists that all of her hardships will only help her with her own motherhood.

"I didn't really have parents, you know? And therefore the kind of parent I will be is a good, present parent," she says. "In a way, maybe that was a detriment to my youth, but it'll be the biggest asset to my adulthood."

She doesn't hold any resentment towards her mother. In fact, the actress tells the magazine that she does "look after her," indicating that her financial needs are always met.

"That," she says, "is how I feel good about [our relationship]."

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