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Ellen helps Drew Barrymore re-create childhood look — with hilarious results

Drew Barrymore is experiencing the ultimate #FlashbackFriday.

Fresh off a cover shoot for Instyle magazine's February issue that saw the 43-year-old actress re-create some of the fashion looks that she wore as a kid, Barrymore was convinced to continue in the same vein during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

But the look that Ellen chose for her good friend was a slightly more over-the-top version.

While Barrymore was a good sport, she acknowledged that the outlandish fashions that she sported as a young child were signs that her upbringing wasn't as glamorous as it appeared on the outside. After Barrymore broke big as a 7-year-old on 1982's "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial," her childhood was dominated by working on movie sets. By 14, she sued her parents for legal emancipation.

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Drew Barrymore on ELLEN

"None of those pictures were taken at home,” she told InStyle. “Not like people would necessarily have pictures of me at home, but it’s almost like I never was at home. I was always out and about."

As she told Ellen on Friday, those experiences helped shape her into a loving mother for her own daughters — Olive, 5, and Frankie, 3.

"When the doctor said you're having a girl," Barrymore recalled of her first pregnancy. "I thought, 'Here we go, mother issues.'

"(But now) I realize I was put on this planet to be a good woman, in order to raise good women."

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