Drew Barrymore: 'Puppies and daisies don't accomplish anything'

Drew1.jpgIf it seems like Drew Barrymore has made a zillion movies in the last three years, it's because she's come darn close.

" For three years straight, I've been burning the candle at both ends, and as of last December, I just didn't have anything left," she tells Elle for the mag's August cover story.

Barrymore is promoting her film, "Going the Distance," which she stars in with her currently on-again boyfriend, Justin Long. (Yes, the "I'm a Mac" guy from "Valentine's Day.")

Barrymore says the film appeals to her because it's a little different.
"I like that it's not a traditional romantic comedy, with the story line of, 'Oh, I slept with this guy, but when I woke up, I found out he's the CEO of my company, and we're going to live happily ever after once we go through all these crazy perils. I talk s*** with my girlfriends. And it can get dirty."

Despite being in the middle of the promotion machine, Barrymore is now taking time to recharge. "I've been so aggressive about living life to the fullest and being plugged into everything, but now I've ripped the plug out of the wall and put it on the floor for a while. I'm thinking about the same things as when I was 15, about spirituality and who I am, who I want to be. It's cocoon, pupa, larva, and f***, I'm reborn!"