TV Guide talks to David Denman (“Roy”) about how his character has developed this season, and what’s in store for the Roy-Pam-Jim love triangle.
TVGuide.com: Is it just my perception, or did you go through a big physical change to become the new Roy?
Denman: I definitely did! I lost something like 30 or 40 pounds. I started training for triathlons.
TVGuide.com: Which came first, that you were supposed to lose weight for the character, or that you were training?
Denman: It was never said, “You should lose some weight.” But Greg said, “I want to make you more of a viable option.” I said, “That’s great, because I was actually planning to get back in [shape] and start working out.” I’d kinda turned into a little bit of a couch potato. And then one of the camera operators on the show, Matt Sohn, who has done a bunch of triathlons, was trying to get us to go do this Malibu triathlon, and I said, “Yeah, I’ll do it.” I started on this training schedule for about eight weeks. I had so much fun, I did another one, like, a month later.
There is no denying that Roy is looking fine this season …
SPOILER WARNING! The article contains spoilers about tonight’s episode, ‘A Benihana Christmas.’