Drew Barrymore just met Jannette McCurdy — and they discovered there are a lot of parallels between their childhoods. During an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, the duo detailed their complicated relationships with their mothers and how it still impacts them.
"I relate to your journey so much; I feel like I have a lot to learn from you," Drew said during the interview. Jennette admitted that she, too, felt an "immediate connection" with Drew as they discussed the relationship they always dreamed of having with their moms.
"I think when it comes to our moms, we want so badly to have this relationship. It is nature, it is nurture, it's evolution," Drew said.
Jennette agreed, noting that for so long she put her mom on a "pedestal" and wasn't able to open up to her therapist about what was really happening.
"Immediately I went into, 'Well, she did this, but it's because she's such a good mom! It's because she wanted me to be successful!' I was so defensive. I didn't realize I was at the time," Jennette said. Watch a clip from the interview below!