Drew Barrymore reveals her dark side in the April issue of W magazine. - Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott/W magazineWhen you think of Drew Barrymore, you often remember her roles in such feel-good romantic comedies as "The Wedding Singer" and "50 First Dates." Turns out the bubbly actress has a dark side. In the April issue of W magazine, Drew reveals the need she had to break out of her happy-go-lucky persona. That's why the 34-year-old fought so hard for the part of Little Edie Beale in HBO's "Grey Gardens." If you haven't seen the 1975 documentary that the HBO film is based on, Little Edie was the eccentric cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who lived alone with her mother, Edie Bouvier Beale, in a dilapidated 28-room mansion in East Hampton filled with cats and raccoons. Quite a departure from Barrymore's role in "He's Just Not That Into You," eh?
"I was excited to bring my own pain to something," Drew reveals. "I mean, contrary to my happy-go-luckiness, I have so much darkness in there. Playing Edie, I felt like s---. I thought, I'm afraid beyond anything I've ever known. I'm miserable; I'mRead More »from Drew Barrymore’s Dark Side