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Drew Barrymore recalls 'freaking out' over pregnancy scare

The actresses worked together on the Scream movies

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Nichola Murphy
Deputy Lifestyle Editor
Updated: 11 January 2022
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Drew Barrymore opened up about her pregnancy scare while starring in the Scream movie alongside Courteney Cox.

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On The Drew Barrymore Show, the actress revealed she turned to Friends star Courteney for advice at the time since she was the "mature, safe person". She said: "We became so close Courteney. I remember at the poster shoot I was like having a nervous breakdown because I was having a false sense of being pregnant. 

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"I kept asking you, 'How do you know if you're pregnant? Like, I'm freaking out! We're supposed to shoot this poster but oh my god, I just started dating somebody! How do you know?'

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"I felt safe going to you, like you were the mature, safe person in the room."

Courteney laughed and replied: "I was the older one and I was the right person to ask."

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Drew and Courteney starred in Scream together

After posting the clip to Instagram, Drew's followers commented on the story, with one joking: "HILARIOUS!!! This is such a classic Drew story!" Another added: "So honest and authentic every single time."

The Charlie's Angels star was married to Will Kopelman from 2012 until 2016, and the pair share daughters Olive, nine, and Frankie, seven.

Opening up on SiriusXM's Andy Cohen Live, Drew shared how she felt "lost" as a mother as she was going through her divorce with Will in 2016.

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The actress shares two daughters with her ex-husband Will Kopelman

She credited the horror show that she was starring in at the time, Santa Clarita Diet, for giving her some perspective on her life.

The star explained: "I have to say, I was so knee-deep in mothering my kids, I was like 'I don't know who I am anymore.'

"I think I went way too far [in] the opposite direction. And if I can't remember that I'm an individual with a skill set, I might die."

Clarifying how she gained some new perspective, Drew added: "And I just got to remember you are a person with a history. You're not just a lost mother. You are a human individual and you can go and get lost in something and find yourself again.

"That show was the greatest thing that could ever have happened to me. It reminded me not to lose the baby with the bathwater in that I don't want to be filming all the time because I want to raise my kids.

"It's like, you are this person, don't ditch who you are for your kids. I think that's a recipe for disaster in parenting."

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