Can women have it all? Drew Barrymore doesn’t think so

Balancing work and a family is no easy feat. Drew Barrymore will attest to that.

“If you feel like you can have it all, I don’t think you can have it all in the same moment,” the 40-year-old actress and mother-of-two said while walking the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend for her new tearjerker,  Miss You Already.

Her co-star, Toni Collette, was slightly more optimistic. “I think [women can have it all], but it’s hard. One foot in front of the other, that’s all you can do.”
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“Saying you can have it all is so succinct and powerful and sassy and life just doesn’t feel that way,” Barrymore said. “There will be moments where you feel good but there will be so many moments where you’re like ‘am I pulling all this off? Is this getting enough?’

Barrymore admitted she doesn’t direct and barely acts anymore because of her kids, who are her priority. But she felt this film was important enough to try and figure out how to fit it in and find balance.

In it, she and Collette play life-long best friends who suddenly face two life-changing events. Barrymore’s character is a hippie who decides she finally wants a child and undergoes expensive fertility treatments to make it happen, while Collette plays a high-powered professional with the perfect family who gets diagnosed with breast cancer.

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The hope is that the film will leave viewers with the realization that they need to appreciate life and seize every moment.

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