may have been in the industry from a very young age, but she considers herself a mediocre actress.
The 39-year-old Charlie's Angels star, who has starred in countless films, prefers to become the character while portraying them, reported E!Online.
"I don't think I'm a good actress. I feel like it's fake and yucky and it doesn't ring true," Barrymore said. "But if you research and you study and make it personal, you just become that person, and it's your truth and everything else around you falls away. Then you're telling the truth, it's not lying, it's not fake," she added.
The blonde beauty credits
for giving her the best advice to sustain in the industry.
"Steven told me, 'Don't act your characters. Be your characters'. At (the age of) six, I guess I was comfortable and more humorous than I would have remembered now," she said.
"But once I got older and kept continuing acting, I don't know if I would have succeeded without that advice, because that's the thing that saved me. I'm not an actor, I'm a pretender," she added.