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Drew Barrymore: I have no regrets

Drew Barrymore has revealed she doesn't regret any of her wild child past.

The Charlie's Angels star, who rose to fame after starring in Steven Spielberg's ET, experienced rather troubled teenage years. She went to rehab at the age of 13 for alcohol and drug abuse, attempted suicide, and became emancipated from her parents at age 15.

She told ABC News: "I celebrate that I had any sense of freedoms at a certain point, because I don't feel like that now. I love the very exposed, humorous, imperfect, never trying to pretend to be perfect journey that I have been on in my life."

"I have no regrets in my life whatsoever. I'm psyched about it all. I'm just in such a different mind frame. I'm in mum mode now."

Drew, who is mother to one-year-daughter Olive, is expecting her second child. She is married to third husband Will Kopelman.

She said she plans to be a good role model for her children.

"The best kind of parent you can be is to lead by example," the filmmaker said.

"Whatever I've experienced in my life is a part of my story, and I'm proud of that. But it's someone who wakes up early, works all day, believes in charitable work, business-minded, diligent, accountable, problem-solving... I'm so much about school, consistency and tradition."

The 38-year-old also admitted she wouldn't allow her daughter to pose for Playboy, which she did when she was 19.

"I would not let her," Drew said. "I don't think I would. I would influence her not to, because my life choices are supposed to be the gateway to somebody else's. That's my journey."

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