Reese Witherspoon tells Drew Barrymore how she was 'terrified' when she became ...

They were pregnant at the same time together seven years ago, and are now reminiscing on the joys – and terrors – of motherhood.

As a guest on the new Drew Barrymore Show, actress Reese Witherspoon allowed that she was 'terrified' of becoming a mother at a young age back in 1999.

Witherspoon, 44, chatted with Barrymore, 45, on the program's second day, as host Drew praised the Walk The Line actress about her ability to handle both a burgeoning film career and two young children at home.  

On motherhood: As a guest on the new Drew Barrymore Show, actress Reese Witherspoon allowed that she was 'terrified' of becoming a mother at a young age back in 1999

On motherhood: As a guest on the new Drew Barrymore Show, actress Reese Witherspoon allowed that she was 'terrified' of becoming a mother at a young age back in 1999

'How did you balance work and motherhood at that point?' Drew, who is mom to daughters Olive, seven, and Frankie, six, with ex-husband Will Kopelman, asked. 'Because I was just trying to balance work!' 

Witherspoon, who shares daughter Ava, 21, and son Deacon, 16, with ex Ryan Phillippe, told Drew: 'I got pregnant when I was 22 years old. And I didn't know how to balance work and motherhood. You just do it, you know?'

At the time, Reese was somewhat of an indie darling, having cut her teeth on successful fare such as Election in 1999 along with Cruel Intentions in the same year.

Reese told Drew: 'I got pregnant when I was 22 years old. And I didn't know how to balance work and motherhood. You just do it, you know?'

Reese told Drew: 'I got pregnant when I was 22 years old. And I didn't know how to balance work and motherhood. You just do it, you know?'

Of that time, Witherspoon recalled: 'I'd made movies but I hadn't, you know, established myself as someone who could demand that it shoot close to my kids' school or, you know, I didn't have any real power, leverage within my industry.  

'I was just like every other mom trying to figure it out—and dad out there, and

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