THE Office star Lucy Davis has revealed her incredible weight loss during a home workout.
The actress, who made a name for herself playing receptionist Dawn in the hit sitcom, has struggled with her weight and bulimia in the past
The 49-year-old shared an Instagram photo on Monday showing off her trim figure as she lifted weights with personal trainer brother Jake.
She said: “5lb single arm deadlifts. I can’t get up from my chair. Send help #weightlifting #strengthtraining #womenlifting @jakebodyupgrade.”
Lucy moved to LA in 2004 when cult sitcom The Office was nominated for, and won, two Golden Globes.
She admitted at the time that losing three stone helped her to win more roles, explaining: “I wish I could be one of those people who is indifferent about their weight, but since I’ve lost weight I’ve had three roles-so that has to tell you something.
“I struggle because I love food and sometimes I can’t stop eating. If I’m slimmer I feel better about myself, but I don’t lose weight for anybody else or for a magazine.”
The star, born in Solihull, has been open about suffering with bulimia, evening enrolling in Overeaters Enonymous, and said it came to a head when her five year marriage to fellow actor Owain Yeoman ended.
While promoting Wonder Woman in 2017, Lucy told The Telegraph: “In my 30s, I would have hated to look like this.
“I probably wouldn’t have gone out much. I’d diet for a week and then eat all the food I hadn’t consumed in the previous seven days in a single day.”
She went on: “Now, I think I’m just normal. But my head didn’t think that then. This period of binge and purge was at its worst when my marriage came to an end.
“Even today, I’ll wonder sometimes whether I might try and shift a few pounds, and then I’ll think: ‘Ooh no, I’d love some cheese.’
“I came to realize that all eating disorders aren’t essentially about what you look like.
“They’re about something much more fundamental. Like any addiction, I suppose. It’s not that you have a drink problem, for example; it’s that you have a problem, which is why you drink. For me, a cycle of throwing up and starving was my solution.”
Lucy has starred in Netflix sitcom The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina as one of the lead’s aunts Hilda Spellman.
She also played Etta Candy in the 2017 smash hit Wonder Woman movie, and has recently been filming US comedy series Amy from Amarillo.