Drew Barrymore's weight loss photos have been circulating the last few weeks. And can we just say "wow"?
Barrymore revealed she lost an incredible 20 pounds while filming her new show Santa Clarita Diet thanks to a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Barrymore explained on the Today show that she gained weight because she “sort of let myself go, due to personal circumstances.” She was talking about her divorce from Will Kopelman.
But Barrymore said her Santa Clarita Diet character Sheila inspired her to drop the pounds. “I thought, ‘I could come alive with Sheila,’ and it was a really great goal line for me, because I think as much as the weight loss, everything’s just really subtle,” she said.
“It’s attitudinal, it’s empowerment, it’s confidence. It’s all of these things, that’s she’s lost in her life, that I sort of felt like I had lost in my life, and it’s such a blessing to come alive with her. And it really was so positive for me.”
Barrymore's physical transformation has been mirrored by an emotional journey. Barrymore called her divorce “just like my worst nightmare.” She wanted to raise her kids in an “ultratraditional way.” And this threw a wrench in her plan. So how is she moving on from her difficult divorce?
Again, it was thanks to Sheila. “She’s going through like a real feminist empowerment moment, albeit, it’s inappropriate,” Barrymore said. “But it was really fun to be her and she totally gave me a wakeup call in my own life.” She and Kopelman have also been co-parenting together.
We’ve seen Barrymore go from a child star to a troubled teen, free-spirited 20-something to a sophisticated adult. And she’s changed her look many times along the way.
Here's a glance at her style now and then.
1. Godiva’s 90th Anniversary – May 2016
2. Book Signing – January 2014
3. Calvin Klein Spring 2007 Fashion Show After-Party – September 2006
4. Kids Choice Awards – April 2001
5. Teen Years - 1991
6. ‘E.T.’ - 1982
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