Drew Barrymore goes underwater for Elle

Drew_240 Drew Barrymore is really submerging herself into a new chapter of her life ... beginning with an underwater photo shoot with Elle magazine.

The "He's Just Not That Into You" star shot two covers, the regular newsstand one and a dreamy underwater one that will be sent to subscribers.

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In the magazine interview, Barrymore addresses how she'd like to transform her career.

"I'm in my thirties now, and I really want to try all the things that I haven't gotten to do yet, like directing, and doing a drama," she says. "I've produced and gotten to do a lot of optimistic love stories, and that was so where I was at for 10 years in my life. And now I feel like, Okay, now I know how to do that. I wanted to get scared again."

On the directing front, Barrymore, 34, has already helmed "Whip It!" the roller derby film starring Ellen Page that's looking at a fall release. And of course, there were those rumors of Barrymore taking the reins of "Eclipse," the third film in the "Twilight" saga.

Drama-wise, the actress will appear opposite Jessica Lange in HBO's "Grey Gardens" playing the cousin of Jackie O. The movie will premiere on Saturday, April 18, but in the meantime you can check out the trailer.

Also in the interview, Barrymore discusses how she transformed for her "Grey Gardens" role and about breaking up with Fabrizio Moretti.

Check out another underwater shot. Perez Hilton has other pics as well.

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What do you think of the shoot? Will you see "Whip It!"? How about "Grey Gardens"?

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