Drew Barrymore becomes he characters.
Drew Barrymore becomes he characters.

Drew Barrymore claims she is not a good actress

DREW Barrymore claims she's not a very "good" actress because she doesn't fake her roles, she becomes them.

The 39-year-old star - who has starred in countless films since the age of six - doesn't rate her dramatic ability because she prefers to become the character, rather than imitate them.

She explained: "I don't think I'm a good actress. I feel like it's fake and yucky and it doesn't ring true. 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."

The blonde beauty credits her godfather Steven Spielberg for giving her the best advice, which has stuck with her for 33 years.

She told the New York Times newspaper: "Steven told me, 'Don't act your characters. Be your characters'."

She added: "At [the age of] six, I guess I was comfortable and more humorous than I would have remembered now. 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."