Drew Barrymore explains how playing a zombie in “Santa Clarita Diet” helped her out of a low point in life

Drew Barrymore recently lost 20 pounds. We think she always looks great, but the inspo behind her loss is totes silly. She dropped the poundage to become a zombie for The Santa Clarita Diet.

Actually, though, the context is that she connected deeply with her character, which helped her break out of a personal rut she had fallen in.

Inspiration comes in the least likely places.

“It came in the middle of this moment in my life where I had let myself go due to personal circumstances,” Barrymore said.

“And I thought I could come alive with Sheila. It was a really great goal line for me, because as much as the weight loss, everything’s very subtle — it’s attitudinal, it’s empowerment, it’s confidence.”

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