Drew Barrymore Embraced Turning 40: I Finally ‘Feel My Age’

05/19/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

Drew Barrymore‘s daughter Olive may look just like her mama, but the actress is quickly discovering that their personalities are completely polar-opposites.

“I don’t know exactly who she is, but it’s just fascinating to find out who your children are,” Barrymore said during a Tuesday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “If you say, ‘Hi, Olive,’ she’s like [straight face].”

But the 2½ year old‘s younger sister seems to follow in her mother’s footsteps. “Frankie is just so happy all the time, it’s ridiculous,” Barrymore says of her 12-month-old daughter.

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And these days, the mom of two — who wed Will Kopelman in June 2012 — has reached her own sense of happiness.

“When I was a kid, I felt like I should be older because I was working and not really being a kid,” she explains. “Then when I was in my 20s, I was like, ‘I want to be a kid finally.’ ”

Celebrating the recent major milestone of her 40th birthday in February finally allowed the Flower Beauty cosmetics founder to feel at peace with her place.

“Now, it’s the first time in my life that my age has met up with where my life is, and it’s perfect. I love being 40,” Barrymore says. “I always felt not my age and now I feel my age and I love it. It feels comfortable.”

— Anya Leon

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Savannah on

Love her, LOVE her energy, she is always a breath of fresh air. Insecurities like all the rest of us, but her positivity is just so contagious. And those girls, SO sweet. ❤

Anonymous on

Sara J.- No, people don’t ALWAYS say that. My friends and family all say I look just like my father (which is true!). Plus I’ve heard plenty of people say other girls look just like their fathers, or boys like their mothers (not to mention that I always try to be honest myself about who I think a baby looks like!)!

And for what it’s worth, if you look at pictures of Drew as a child, Olive really DOES look a lot like her!

Anyway, I love Drew!

rm on

Gotta love Drew Barrymore.

Anonymous on

She looks amazing! still looks like in her early 30’s.

Pam on

She is really one of few very down to earth actress in Hollywood.

PA on

Her daughter is adorable!