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...

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But the pair went slightly off tangent.

The pair discussed and compared their time in rehab facilities as young women...

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And 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...

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E.T. of course!

The star comes from a long line of actors.

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Drew 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.

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Her 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...

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Drew 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.

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Her 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.

But sadly, aged fourteen, she tried to take her own life, which landed her back in rehab, followed by a 3-month stay with singer David Crosby and his wife. "She needed to be around some people that were committed to sobriety," Crosby said.

That same year, Drew's petition for emancipation was successful...

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And this saw her move into her own apartment at the age of just fifteen.

But due to her reputation, Drew struggled to find work.

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Film projects were slow to materialize, though, she did make some minor films, including Irreconcilable DifferencesFirestarter, and Cat's Eye.

In the '90s, she began starring in a series of films that many say exploited her wild-child image.

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Including 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.

The star posed nude for spreads in Playboy and Andy Warhol's Interview, and then exposing herself on live TV to a shocked David Letterman during his Late Night show birthday celebration.

But, Drew's luck began to change in 1995.

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That 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.

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The 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.

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As 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.

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Producing/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.

She now has 2 kids and has been able to firmly cement her status as a huge player in the movie and modeling industry.

And now, she has her very own talk show!

The Drew Barrymore Show hosts a lot of celebrity guests who chat with Drew about all sorts of life experiences and current issues.

And her most recent guest?

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The 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.

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In 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...

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And the actress decided to relate to Paris' experiences and discuss them openly. "We've known each other throughout our kid life, adult life, I've known you for many years," Drew said to begin the interview, before revealing she related strongly to the documentary because of her own experiences as a child.

Drew could relate to Paris' experiences on a personal level.

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"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.

She then added:

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"I've been locked up in solitary confinement. I've been in a place for lengthy periods of time - we are talking year, year and a half plus - I haven't seen a kind of story like this really reflected out there very often that's one I recognize so deeply."

When asked why she decided to address the alleged abuse now, Paris said it wasn't initially the premise of her documentary, but something that came out organically while filming.

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"It was hard just to relive and remember all these traumatic experiences I tried so hard to forget and just act like it never happened, but I've had severe nightmares as a teenager because of this," she explained.

The reality star continued:

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"Basically, I was just trying to look like I had a perfect life and I was embarrassed for people to know. And I now know I shouldn't be ashamed. It's the people working at these places abusing children are the ones who should be ashamed. And I'm proud that even though I went through so much, I feel strong and I can make it through anything."

Drew's experience wasn't nearly as negative as Paris', as she said the people at the facility she went to were "really good" and credited her time there with saving her life.

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"I didn't like being thrown in solitary confinement. I will say that I was very rebellious. I started riots there all the time and there was a lot of other kids like me, and my mom just didn't know what to do with me," she explained. "You know, I was doing drugs. I was out of control. She just threw her hands up and threw me in there not knowing where else to turn to, and that place really did help me, and saved my life and I actually wouldn't change a thing."

Truly inspiring.

You can watch the full interview here. For more, keep on reading to see what famous child actors look like now...