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Drew Barrymore talks 'new direction' and love for her daughters

At any given time, Drew Barrymore has a lot on her plate. These days, she's putting on a brave face promoting her new Barrymore Wines Rosé — while also being in the headlines as she splits from her husband of three years, Will Kopelman.

In a recent chat with PopSugar, the actress we first came to love when she was just a little girl in 1982's "E.T." started out talking about those wines, but quickly the conversation turned to where her true passion lies: as a mother to daughters Olive, 3, and Frankie, 1.

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Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman in 2014.

"The only thing I care about, my life's mission and the only thing that matters as of now, is that my daughters know what [my and Kopelman's] lives were like, how we lived and how much I love them," she said. "For them to know that they were not just loved, but, like, ridiculously, utterly, life-alteringly loved. That's the only reason I'm here now!"

Barrymore and Kopelman married in 2012, and the 41-year-old recently posted an Instagram of a tattoo she got of their children's names.

As she explained, things have been challenging for a while now.

"I had a really hard time a couple of months ago and kind of knew life was heading in a new direction," she said. "I called someone that I really trust, respect and believe in, because he has always been the conductor of grace. I said, 'What's your advice?' And he said, 'You put one foot in front of the other.' I hung up the phone and I thought, 'That is why I call this person.' It's not only succinct, but it's almost physically productive and life-choice productive."

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"It's just great advice," she added. "I want to put one foot in front of the other."

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