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Drew Barrymore gets real in InStyle's October issue. - Regan Cameron/InStyle

Drew Barrymore keeps evolving -- from star to producer and now director. But at her core she's still the irresistible free spirit we all know and love. Check out excerpts from the actress' exclusive interview with InStyle, where she opens up about everything from her first fashion faux pas to her first broken heart.

On Being A Celebrity...
"I love my life, I really do. But there are moments I battle with it. Some days I want nothing more than a brilliant mask so I could look like someone else and go wander the streets and be free. I'm very peeved that Halloween only comes once a year."

See How Drew's Look Has Changed Over the Years

On Exercise...
"I don't have the time or discipline or interest in having a perfect-10 body. I work out, I eat right, but I'll always be a little bit of Jell-O on a pole."

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"I'm such a good secret keeper," says Barrymore, "that I'll deliberately forget things so I don't have the urge …

 

On Her Relationship With Her Mom...
"The main love story in 'Whip It' is between the girl and her mother. I am OK with my dad, but my mom and I have yet to work it all out. I don't talk about it because ... how do you talk about something you're confused about?"

Try on Drew's Hairstyle

On Girl Power...
"I like teams -- I like buddies. I don't understand women who are competitive, apart from positive forums like athletics. One person is a powerful thing, but a tribe is unstoppable."

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"I'm like a 13-year-old boy inside, and I love that," reveals the actresss. "And I love that when I was a girl …

On Her First Fashion Faux Pas...
"Anything I wore on the red carpet in the 'E.T.' era. What was I thinking? Velour and taffeta, together? Oh, no, no, no. Now I think it's brilliant."

On Her First Broken Heart...
"That would be my first big boyfriend, Jamie Walters. Oh my god, I can't believe I said his name!"

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Drew has been in the business a long time. She started paying rent at 14! "I was so excited to be on my own," she …

 

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