“I just eat everything I want, which isn’t healthy. I’m bigger this time than my first time. My doctor the other day was like, ‘Yeah, so I think maybe pull back. A little bit,’” said Barrymore, 38, who’s expecting her second daughter with husband Will Kopelman this spring.
“I was like, really? I thought I was doing great. I still fit into those jeans — they hurt when I wear them — but I still fit into them. I don’t ever pose, ‘I’m just so fabulous and I lose it like that.’ I want to enjoy the pasta right now! What’s 10 lbs.?”
When DeGeneres points out that pregnancy should grant any woman the right to eat, Barrymore happily agrees. “When I’m twirling those vegetable pan fried noodles from Chinese takeout later, I’m going to say, ‘Ellen said that it was way okay to do that!’”
DeGeneres deadpans with, “You’re going to be fatter than this, but …” to which Barrymore quips, “It’s true! I’m not done. I’m seeing my doctor tomorrow and I’m going to tell her you said that.”
The ongoing weight gain talk between the two comes following Barrymore’s appearance at the People’s Choice Awards, where, while on stage, she noted that DeGeneres had just called her fat — a joke, she says, did not go over well.
“I told this joke, but I don’t know if it translated because we were laughing our butts off backstage,” she explains. “But now we’re laughing again so it all comes full circle!”
DeGeneres adds, “No, because I haven’t seen you in a while and instead of saying, ‘Oh, you’re pregnant,’ I just thought it would be funny to say, ‘God, you’re fat.’”
For her visit to the show, Barrymore — who is currently in second trimester bliss — brought along her 15-month-old daughter Olive, who spent time with the host backstage.
“She can do every animal noise — we’re up to 26 animals. It’s amazing!” Barrymore shares. “Camel is her favorite and crocodile and snake. She does it all — I’m telling you, she’s bright!”