Drew Barrymore has opened up about her own solitary confinement story while interviewing and discussing the subject with Paris Hilton...
Drew Barrymore interviewed the one and only Paris Hilton recently for The Drew Barrymore Show...
The pair discussed and compared their time in rehab facilities as young women...
via: GettyAnd Drew opened up about her very own (and very turbulent) solitary confinement story.
Now, at just 7 years old, Drew rose to fame in a movie we all know and love...
via: GettyE.T. of course!
The star comes from a long line of actors.
via: IMDBDrew is the daughter of actor John Drew Barrymore Jr. and Ildiko Jaid Barrymore - her great-grandparents Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Drew and grandparents John Barrymore and Dolores Costello were also actors. So obviously, it didn't take long for the little girl to be plummeted into the spotlight!
But things quickly started to derail for the child star.
via: GettyHer mom soon began taking her to night clubs, and it was at Studio 54 and the China Club that Drew started to develop substance abuse issues... before she was even a teenager.
At just thirteen...
via: Getty ImagesDrew was placed in a rehab center, later writing about the experience in her autobiography, Little Girl Lost.
Drew quickly earned the reputation of being a troubled wild child.
via: GettyHer nightlife and constant partying became a popular headline generator for the media.
The actress continued to struggle with her mental health - spending eighteen months in a mental health facility.
That same year, Drew's petition for emancipation was successful...
via: GettyAnd this saw her move into her own apartment at the age of just fifteen.
But due to her reputation, Drew struggled to find work.
via: GettyFilm projects were slow to materialize, though, she did make some minor films, including Irreconcilable Differences, Firestarter, and Cat's Eye.
In the '90s, she began starring in a series of films that many say exploited her wild-child image.
via: IMDBIncluding the likes of Poison Ivy (1992), Guncrazy (1992), and The Amy Fisher Story (1993).
Through all this, she continued to make headlines for her controversial behavior.
But, Drew's luck began to change in 1995.
via: GettyThat year, the star co-founded a production company, Flower Films - which would go on to produce several big hits. On top of that, she gave a solid performance in the movie Boys on the Side, co-starring with Whoopi Goldberg, and Mary-Louise Parker.
Over the next few years, Drew proved her strength as a rom-com lead.
via: IMDBThe actress earned praise when she co-starred in the popular comedy The Wedding Singer alongside Adam Sandler and in Ever After with Anjelica Huston. The following year, Drew also earned her first credit as an executive producer with the comedy Never Been Kissed, in which she also starred.
The actress went from strength to strength.
via: GettyAs we moved into the '00s, Drew produced and starred in the smash hit flick Charlie's Angels, performing alongside Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Bill Murray.
The star continued to gain huge mainstream success throughout the '00s.
via: imdbProducing/starring in movies such as Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, 50 First Dates, and He's Just Not That Into You.
There is absolutely no doubt that Drew has managed to completely turn her life around.
And now, she has her very own talk show!
And her most recent guest?
via: GettyThe one and only Paris Hilton!
Now, we all know that the OG reality star has recently opened up about the abuse she suffered as a young girl.
via: GettyIn her new documentary, This Is Paris, she openly compared her treatment at the Provo Canyon School in Utah to torture and explained how she was constantly yelled at and berated and often sent to solitary confinement.
This was brought up during her interview with Drew...
Drew could relate to Paris' experiences on a personal level.
via: YouTube"I've been where you've been and watching your documentary - I don't know how many interviews and conversations I'm going to have on this show where I am watching a mirror image of everything I've been through as well - and so I want to talk to you and have you know that I've had the people come and take me away," she told Paris.