Drew Barrymore: You Just Sort Of Change Your Life When You Become A Parent

Posted Friday April 4, 2014 6:03 PM GMT

She's expecting her second daughter with husband Will Kopelman, and now Drew Barrymore admits she's not as free-spirited and laid back as she used to be.

During a recent interview, the "Charlies Angels" cutie revealed she is definitely more concerned about the safety of her children then she originally planned.

"I try to have a sense of humor about how much you need to learn and tackle," Drew explained. "And how to remain fun-loving and not, like, uptight because there's so much to care about and to learn about."

While becoming a parent has been the greatest thing she's ever done in her life, Miss Barrymore stated she has more anxiety then ever before, "I've never been so worried in my life about making sure that something I care about more than I've ever cared in my life is safe and intact."

She continued, "I think the best thing to do in life, or certainly what I've done in my life, not really having a traditional family background, is you find the enlightened people. If you do your homework and really apply yourself... that's a way to absolve the fears and get proactive."

In regards to shifting her work priorities around her family, the 39-year-old actress noted, "It used to work first and now it's life first. So even though I'm doing a lot, there's a lot of things that have slowed down."

"I don't make that many movies anymore. I'm not really producing right now. And I'm trying to do jobs where I can work from home or be at home by dinnertime if I do have to go out to meetings. You just sort of change your life," she added.

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