While the 36-year-old actress said she’s trying to slim down, Metz acknowledged that it was her size that helped her land the job with “This Is Us.”
“I wouldn’t have this role if I had already lost weight,” she told the outlet. “Now it’s about telling a story of a woman struggling with her weight, just as I have and still am.”
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Since appearing on “This Is Us,” Metz has become a role model for body positivity.
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The actress told The Hollywood Reporter last month that all types of fans reach out to her sharing their weight-loss stories and encouraging her to continue with her own journey.
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Chrissy Metz plays Kate Pearson on NBC’s “This Is Us.” (NBC/Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
“I know women who reached have reached out to me with thyroid problems, and they say they work out every day and watch what they put in their mouths and they still can’t lose weight,” she said. “But then for some people the weight just falls off. … It’s a work in progress; nothing is ever going to be perfect. We