AceShowbiz - Hollywood blacklisted Drew Barrymore at 12 because of her bad drug habits.
The actress, who has been open about her addictions to marijuana and cocaine when she was barely in her teens, feels lucky to be working in TV and movies after many studios wrote her off as a wild child.
"I don't know how I ended up here but I will never lose sight of how lucky I am," Drew, who launched her first talk show in America last month (Sep20), tells The Sun on Sunday. "Being blacklisted at 12, I appreciate every job I have. I know what it's like to lose and work for things and be so lucky and have the opportunities I have and everything in between."
"I don't think there's much to hide at this point. I'm honoured anyone will come on the show. I'm not an assuming person. I've been in this industry my whole life but I'm just as excited to be around people of note as anyone would be... I've never pretended to be anyone I'm not. I've never felt more humble and grateful than I do right now - to be alive, to have two kids that are healthy, to be among this crew and this team and getting this opportunity."
And the "Charlie's Angels" star understands why people would consider her to be "damaged goods," but having kids has made her a better person.
"When you have your kids, it's different," she adds. "You get asked to be the best version of yourself and that was something I didn't take lightly. I struggle, I fail and one of the most important things I want to teach my own kids - and myself as I grow with them - is that change is so important, change in the world and change in yourself."