Chrissy Metz was hired for her role on This is Us with size in mind, and the actress has been losing weight to match her character’s journey since the show began. There is no specific goal written into her contract, but the weight loss has been written into the show.
The show’s creator Dan Fogelman spoke out about their plan.
“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,.’ We have a general long-term plan that we’ve all talked about, and we will adjust the plan as needed. I mean, that’s life, right?”
Chrissy was one of two actresses being considered for the part when the show was being cast, the other of which only had about 20 pounds to lose. They ultimately went with Chrissy. The casting ended up being life-changing for the star who only had 80 cents in her bank account when she got the news. Chrissy has explained how much she saw herself in the role.
“Here was this woman who was actually dealing with weight. Not like, ‘Oh my God, I gained a pound.’ She was a real woman who was really struggling, and all I could think was, ‘Oh my God, I’m Kate.’ ”
More in News
Harrison Ford Rescues a Random Person for the Third Time
Harrison Ford has found himself in the position to come to a stranger’s rescue for the third time. The star was...November 20, 2017
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Have Tied the Knot
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian have officially tied the knot. The couple married this week at the Contemporary Arts Center in...November 17, 2017
‘Nashville’ Has Been Canceled Once Again
Nashville‘s sixth season will reportedly be its final one. The CMT show was previously canceled on ABC after four seasons, but...November 17, 2017
Netflix Shares Release Date for Dave Chappelle’s next Stand-Up Special
Netflix has shared the release date of Dave Chappelle’s third stand up special to air on the streaming network. The special...November 17, 2017
Sylvester Stallone Denies Sexual Assault Claims
Sylvester Stallone has denied the sexual assault claims that have surfaced this week. A police report has been released that was...November 17, 2017
Kentaro Kameyama Shocks Everyone, Wins ‘Project Runway’ Season 16
After receiving less-than-stellar feedback from judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, and Zac Posen during the first part of the season finale,...November 17, 2017