Drew Barrymore names her Hollywood mentor, admits 'I don't think I'm a good actor'

By Alesandria Posada,

Drew Barrymore may be a seasoned actress, but she revealed she does not think she is a good one.

The 39-year-old Golden Globe winner opened up about her career and more in a New York Times article about the TCM show, The Essentials, which features commentary on classic films and trivia.

Barrymore named her godfather, Steven Spielberg, as her mentor saying the best advice he gave was: “Don’t act your characters. Be your characters.”

But Barrymore doesn't believe she's any good, noting that she feels "like it's fake and yucky" and "doesn't ring true."

The Charlie's Angels actress continued, "But like Robert [Osborne] said, if you research and you study and make it personal, you just become that person, and it's your truth and everything else around you falls away."

Barrymore, who has around 65 acting credits to her name, according to Us Weekly, also revealed her favorite film of the moment – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf.

“My jaw was on the floor when I was watching it because it was the definition of visceral. I thought it was the most compelling, upsetting, beautiful-to-look-at, in-your-face film, with no tricks whatsoever, except for beautiful camera work,” she said.

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