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Drew Barrymore to celebrate first solo Mother's Day with cartoons

Published 27/04/2016

Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore has "no big plans" for her first Mother's Day since splitting from husband Will Kopelman.

Actress Drew Barrymore's is planning the perfect Mother's Day with her little girls, and it will revolve around a vintage Tom and Jerry cartoon marathon.

The Never Been Kissed star will spend 8 May (16) as a single mother for the first time, after splitting from husband Will Kopelman earlier this month (Apr16), but she won't be feeling sorry for herself - she'll have the couple daughters Olive, three, and Frankie, two, to keep her company, and she'll be spending quality one-on-one time with them.

"We don’t have any big plans or anything,” she told People magazine. "I would like to start the day by ourselves, just me and the girls, vintage Tom and Jerry."

The 41-year-old went on to reveal that the classic cartoon, originally created in the 1940s, is a staple in her home and she and the girls regularly sit down to watch together.

"They live for it!” she laughed. “There is a real oddity to the humour, it’s kind of deep and dark and weird. (It) was something that I could tolerate watching.

"I love Sesame Street because (you go through) the Sesame Street phase, and then you go through the Dora the Explorer phase, and then you are in that mid-range. I was like, ‘Girls, I need to show you this because there is such good comedy here!’”

It seems Drew has got just as much joy out of watching the cartoon as her children, and has enjoyed being able to laugh at the cat and mouse's antics in the midst of her marriage breakdown.

"I was like, ‘I just need to go back, I just need some Tom and Jerry'." she explained. "And it turned out that they loved it! The physical comedy is amazing, and a lot of great animated films have such adult themes, but done in a way that children are loving it.”

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