Drew’s Advice: Don’t Take Your Relationship So G–damned Heavy All the Time

Drew Barrymore, 31, has been dating Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, 26, for five years, but that doesn't mean she's ready to get serious. In fact, quite the opposite. In the February issue of Harper's Bazaar (out January 16), she advises couples not to take their love life too seriously. 'Don't take love and your relationship so g-ddamned heavy all the time," says the free-spirited actress. "Laugh, laugh, laugh!"

More highlights from Drew's Harper's interview below:

On how to live life: "You know, it's all just humor. Don't take life too seriously. Don't take fashion too seriously. Don't take the movie industry too seriously… Life is high school and it's small and everybody talks about everybody, so just laugh your ass off."

On working with Hugh Grant in Music and Lyrics: "Hugh makes me laugh so hard. He's such an odd bird, and I love him so much for it." 

On wanting to work with Sacha Baron Cohen of Borat: "I like smart, weird, funny and sharp. The guys I had crushes on growing up were Ted Koppel and David Letterman."

On her relationship with Moretti: "You need to reinvent your relationship if you want to continue being together. Right now I'm in a phase of, I'm not even your girlfriend. I'm your best friend who is madly in love with you. I'm really interested in watching him right now. The longest I've ever been with someone was like two to three years, so I'm in uncharted waters. Right now I'm more into championing him as a human being than gushing love for him." 

On starring in fashion designer Giles Deacon's ad campaign: "I honestly can't believe anyone would ever hire me. I am like the girl on the couch who eats the Chinese food. I don't have the body type. I don't have the daily stylishness. I can't believe they're letting a funny jester like me get involved in fashion."

On her style: "What I'm nuts for is sensible real clothes. Whenever you know, John Galliano [a close friend] gives me a dress to wear, I feel like Cinderella." 

On her body: "I am constantly battling my weight. I want to eat whatever I want and get away with it, but I can't. I want to wear whatever I want, but I can't."

On advice for Lindsay Lohan: "I know Lindsay, and I like her very much… You just have to try to be as graceful as you can. You know, you flub, you flub. And that's life… I think, do what you want, but just be professional."

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