It seems that Emmy nominee Chrissy Metz is contractually obligated to lose weight for her role as Kate Pearson on This Is Us. However, the plus-sized actress is doing it her way — and she doesn't need any help from internet trolls.
“Some people do feel like they’re my doctors, and they have tried to diagnose me on the internets,” she recently told the Today show. “So that’s...that’s weird. Cause like, I’m good. I’m good, boo. But thanks. But I’m good.”
According to the series creator Dan Fogelman, the network and Chrissy, 36, are working together when it comes to her weight loss journey. "Thus far, the plan we had for the character and what Chrissy’s been doing have been working in tandem, with a talk once a year of, like, ‘Hey, here’s what we’re thinking,’" he told The Hollywood Reporter.
There is also no set weight loss goals but Chrissy has been shedding pounds on her own since she was cast on the NBC drama. “We have a general long-term plan that we’ve all talked about, and we will adjust the plan as needed,” he added. “I mean, that’s life, right?”
This stipulation in her contract is nothing new for the brunette beauty, who admits her role is going to be the motivation she needs to lose weight. “That was a win-win for me. Because it’s one thing to try to do it on your own. But as human beings, it’s an ego thing: We’re more likely to do something for someone else," she told TVLine. “I just have to be very clear. Whether or not I lose weight or stay the same, it’s purely a choice of mine for health. Not because I think that plus size, curvy, voluptuous, big bodies aren’t attractive — because I think they’re awesome and sexy."
Chrissy has been very open about her struggles with weight. Earlier this year, she revealed she suffered from depression and a 100-pound weight gain a few years before her big debut — and she landed in the hospital on her 30th birthday after experiencing a panic attack.
However, the experience was just what she needed to jumpstart her weight loss. "I was so gung-ho, I lost 100 lbs. in less than five months,” she told People magazine. “All I did was eat a 2,000-calorie diet and walk 20 minutes a day.”