Chrissy Metz’s Weight Loss Journey – How She Lost 100 Pounds Charushila Biswas Hyderabd040-395603080 January 20, 2020

Chrissy Metz, who plays Kate Pearsons in the hit NBC show This Is Us, is a role model for women of all ages and sizes. The story of her weight loss journey has struck a chord with millions. And the best part is that the show’s creator Dan Fogelman is super supportive. Chrissy can lose the weight at her own pace. Plus, get rewarded with dollars, followers, and Emmy nominations! Discussing how Chrissy Metz’s weight loss journey began, how she lost a few pounds, and what keeps her going is important. Especially in the age of fad diets. But first, here’s the trailer of This Is Us. Swipe up!

Childhood Weight Loss Struggles – The Beginning

Like many of us, Chrissy Metz struggled with obesity from an early age. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Chrissy said, “I was born chubby, and as I got older, at different times in my life I was thinner or more active or playing sports, but I was definitely always a chubbier kid. My friends could eat whatever they wanted to, but I knew that as a kid if I ate certain things I would totally gain weight. I had to be really cognizant of what I ate.”

She also opened up about the reality she faced as a kid. Even though her mother loved her, Chrissy always felt that her mother loved shopping and trying on clothes with her two younger and slimmer sisters. That must have been heartbreaking. And this is why she identifies with the character Kate Pearsons. She said, “I remember going to Weight Watchers when I was like 11. I was the youngest person in the damned room and it was awkward. My mom was trying to figure it out, but it’s a process. Kate wants her mom to be happy with her… Rebecca (her on-screen mom played by Mandy Moore) just wants her daughter to be happy, and, of course, not be made fun of and just live a normal life. No matter what, somebody is going to pick on you for something. It’s a complicated dynamic and it is heartbreaking.”

Acting Happened By Chance – What Will Play A Crucial Role In Her Weight Loss

Before her acting career began, Chrissy Metz was a preschool teacher. She told Marie Claire magazine that she took her sister to an audition and ran into an old teacher who encouraged her to audition as well. She said, “In my heart, I was like, ‘Yes, I would love to,’ but I was too afraid of my own shadow.” However, she took the plunge and got a call next day. And within a year, she headed to Los Angeles to audition for a pilot season. According to her mom, Metz said, “Mom, I’m going to live my dream.”

Career And Weight Struggles

After coming to LA and going on numerous auditions, Chrissy Metz started working as her agent’s assistant! It sure paid her bills but she told Marie Claire mag, “I was like, ‘This isn’t fair, I didn’t come here for that.” But sadly, she had to work as an agent for a while. In a candid interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Metz admitted it was more than painful to schedule auditions for other actresses. She said, “Scheduling auditions for the talent was like watching your boyfriend take out another woman every single day.”

Before landing her famous role in This Is Us, in her then agent’s advice, she lost a whopping 50 pounds only to put 100 pounds back on. According to Chrissy, she was suffering from depression and she felt like she was “eating my feelings”, meaning that she was chained by emotional eating. Which led to a lot of weight gain. On her 30th birthday, she had a panic attack and had to be rushed to the hospital. And this is when Chrissy Metz took a step back and had to rethink her weight loss strategy.

How Chrissy Metz Lost 100 Pounds

After the incident, she started taking things more seriously and more responsibly. All she did was go on a 2000 calorie diet. She started avoiding most of the unhealthy foods and started walking 20 minutes every day. And this made a huge difference to her physical and mental health. She lost 100 pounds in 5 months. Of course, this time she took time to lose the weight, but she was in a much better place mentally than before.

Soon after, she landed a role in American Horror Story where she has to wear a fat suit. And this was the second eye-opener for her. Metz said, “It was sobering… I thought, ‘What if I become that heavy and can’t walk around or get stuck in the doorframe?’ I was like, ‘I don’t want this for me.’”

How Chrissy Landed The Job On This Is Us

After American Horror Story, there was no looking back for Chrissy. She knew she would have to go on auditioning and she continued doing that. She told Glamour, “I kept auditioning, with no savings and no money, credit card debt gaining interest…I went on unemployment. I bought ramen noodles at dollar stores. I never had to — God forbid — live on the streets; I moved in with a roommate who told me, ‘Stay with me until you can afford rent. Don’t give up.’ People who supported me were like, ‘If you don’t have money for food, I’ll cook you dinner. You don’t have money for acting class? Let’s get together and read lines.’” it’s evident that there were good people around her who supported her when she needed it the most. In fact, she admitted in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she had only 81 cents in her bank account and just enough fuel in her car to get to the audition of This Is Us. Also, when it came down to her and one other actress who auditioned for Kate’s role, she was sure they would not select her, as the other actress was slimmer! But Dan Fogelman’s sister was also struggling with weight loss and he knew that Chrissy would be best for Kate’s role.

Also, Chrissy was going through the same issues as Kate and therefore playing her was more relatable. Metz said, “She was a real woman who was really struggling, and all I could think was, ‘Oh my God, I’m Kate.’”

Chrissy told the Deadline, “The script was incredible from the moment I started it; it felt different. I desperately wanted an audition and begged my agent for the opportunity to read for casting. This was a role that finally broke down the real issues behind weight: inadequacy, codependent relationships and living in the shadows.”

Thankfully, the show was a hit and Chrissy was finally able to open up about her real struggles and also pay her bills! But is she bound by a contract to lose weight? Find out in the next section.

Is Weight Loss Mandatory In Chrissy’s Contract?

Many speculated that Chrissy Metz has signed a contract where she is required to lose a certain amount of weight. However, that’s not the case. She told People that her contract does not require her to lose weight. But, she is definitely going to start living healthy as it is both Chrissy and Kate’s journey toward a better and healthier life. She told, “In our contract, it did state that that would be a part of it, to lose the weight in the trajectory of the character as she comes to find herself.”

She also said, “Why not have a motivation beyond me to get to a healthy weight? Every actor does that. We’re chameleons. We change, we grow as an actor… you lose weight, you gain weight, you change your hair or whatever.” Chrissy also stated on the Ellen DeGeneres Show that, “Like most actors, we are chameleons so we play different roles; like Christian Bale lost all that weight for The Machinist,’” That makes sense, right?

Why This Is Us Is Important For Chrissy Metz To Lose Weight?

This Is Us happened at the right time for Chrissy. She said, “The show is educating people that people who are overweight don’t just sit in a corner eating themselves into oblivion. The food is the symptom, it’s not the issue. When you put the food down, the issues come up. And that’s what we need to be talking about.” And that’s why, she said, “We create art and movies and television…because someone somewhere needs to know that they’re not alone.”

Through the journey of Kate, Chrissy is losing weight and gaining confidence. And that’s what she wants for all of you who are struggling. And the best part is, many women can relate to her. She told Glamour, “I’ve had women — average women, older women, teenagers — who say to me, ‘Your role and this show has changed my life.’ That makes all the struggle, all the ramen noodles, all the times when I couldn’t pay my bills, all the times where I was like, ‘I can’t do this,’ worth it.”

To conclude, Chrissy Metz is an inspiration for women who are battling weight issues. Chrissy’s monologue, “it’s always going to be about weight for me. ‘I’m always going to be afraid of a chair breaking underneath me’ or ‘whether people will be able to recognize if I’m actually pregnant,’” resonates with anyone who is going through a tough time shedding the pounds. Because, it is ultimately how you feel about yourself and whether you are comfortable in your own skin. If you are not OK with the way you feel, then talk to your doctor/dietitian and take your health seriously. Over a period of time, you will start noticing that you are growing into a healthier version of you. Take care!

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Chrissy Metz, the actress behind Kate Pearson on This Is Us, has never shied away from expressing how she feels about body image and weight issues. Show creator Dan Fogelman modeled the role after his own sister’s weight-loss journey — and the authenticity rang through the first time Metz read the script.

“Here was this woman who was actually dealing with weight. Not like, ‘Oh my God, I gained a pound,'” Metz told the Hollywood Reporter in 2017. “She was a real woman who was really struggling, and all I could think was, ‘Oh my God, I’m Kate.'”

Here’s what the actress has said about self-image and her own weight-loss experiences, and how it’s affected her role on the show.

On Her Childhood:

Metz spent her childhood Gainesville, Florida, with her mother, stepfather, and four siblings. “There were nights my mom wouldn’t eat dinner,” she told Glamour last year. “I knew she was giving up food to make sure we could eat, but when you’re 9 or 10 years old, you can’t help. It was devastating. In retrospect I think that’s why food equals love in my family. It’s the way we showed love — my grandmother would make me a grilled cheese sandwich every time she’d pick me up from school. I really valued that attention. As I got older, that turned into, ‘Oh, I’m happy — let’s celebrate and eat. I’m sad? Let me eat my feelings.'”

On Her Stepfather:

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“My body seemed to offend him, but he couldn’t help but stare, especially when I was eating. He joked about putting a lock on the refrigerator,” Metz wrote in her memoir, This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today, per CNN. “We had lived with a lack of food for so long that when it was there, I felt like I had to eat it before it disappeared. Food was my only happiness.”

Metz says she found herself getting up in the middle of the night and sneaking food to eat in the bathroom. By the time she turned 14, she claims her stepfather conducted forced weigh-ins: “He’d get the scale from the bathroom and clang it hard on the kitchen floor. ‘Well, get on the damn thing!'”

(Her stepfather later denied this account, telling Entertainment Tonight, “None of it’s true …I love her very much just like I always have.” Metz now has a relationship with him.)

In the January/February 2020 issue of Good Housekeeping, Metz says that she’s been able to use her turbulent background to generate positivity in the present: “I realized those things served me in what I wanted to do, in being vulnerable and having the ability to be very emotional … think , ‘There’s a reason I went through all these things: to become the person I am and to accept myself through it all.’”

On Weight Watchers:

“I remember going to Weight Watchers when I was like 11,” she told the Hollywood Reporter. “I was the youngest person in the damned room, and it was awkward. My mom was trying to figure it out, but it’s a process.”

On Wearing a Fat Suit for American Horror Story:

After she moved out to L.A., Metz landed her first major role playing Barbara “Ima” Wiggles on American Horror Story: Freak Show. The job required the actress to wear a fat suit on set. “It was sobering,” she told People. “I thought, ‘What if I become that heavy and can’t walk around or get stuck in the doorframe? I was like, ‘I don’t want this for me.'”

On Self-Esteem:

“I thought success and joy weren’t coming to me,” she wrote in her book. “They were inside me all along. Every little act I did of showing up for myself brought me to this moment, right here where I am talking to you. You are hard-wired for this dream, and you will make things happen once you stop waiting for things to happen. Turn all the attention you’re putting toward what other people are saying to what you’re saying. You’ve so got this. Say it: ‘I’ve got this.'”

“Esteemable acts create self-esteem,” she said on The Jenny McCarthy Show. “When I can be kind and of service, when I’m loving, then that creates that true confidence within yourself and you’re like, ‘None of this matters.’ It’s just who I am and how I treat people.”

On Playing Kate:

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This Is Us fans might remember a particularly meaningful monologue from season one when Kate says, “it’s always going to be about weight for me” — a specific idea Fogelman got from his sister Deborah.

“I remember reading those lines like, ‘I’m always going to be afraid of a chair breaking underneath me’ or ‘whether people will be able to recognize if I’m actually pregnant,’ and going to Dan, in tears, like, ‘These are my fears,'” Metz said.

On Kate’s Storyline:

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“It can be frustrating in that the weight is not all that I am or all that Kate is, but it’s a really big part of who we’ve allowed it to be,” she told Vanity Fair back in 2017. “And the only way to tell that story is to tell the story.”

Since then, we’ve seen Kate grapple with new issues and storylines. “People who’ve never been overweight don’t understand what it all entails,” the actress told Glamour. “They think you’re just sitting in the corner and all you do is eat,” she says. “My thing is, Let’s get to the real issues — because the food is the symptom; it’s not the issue. Everyone’s filling a void with something.”

On Her Contract With the Show:

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When the show first aired, Metz revealed that she signed a contract with a clause requiring her to lose weight along with her character. “That was a win-win for me,” she told TVLine at the time. “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.”

However, she later clarified to Harper’s Bazaar that there’s no goal weight or deadline she’s obligated to achieve. “We have a general long-term plan that we’ve all talked about, and we will adjust the plan as needed,” Fogelman confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter. “I mean, that’s life, right?”

On Realizing No One Is Perfect:

“I’ve battled weight issues, but I realize that I don’t have to beat myself up if I have XYZ food,” she explains to Good Housekeeping while reflecting on what she’s learned about her eating habits. “Instead, I change my perspective and think, ‘What is it that I’m angry about?’ since we tend to want crunchy foods when we’re angry or ice cream when we soothe ourselves. All these things I’m just trying to be cognizant of.”

She continues: “If a waiter takes a tray of food and a glass falls and the drink spills, they don’t just throw the entire tray on the ground. You get another cup of whatever you spilled and you keep going. So often if something isn’t perfect, we go ‘I quit!’ That’s not conducive to forward progress, and it’s really about progress, not perfection. If we were perfect, we wouldn’t have anything to attain or achieve.”

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On Her Next Big Project:

After starring in the 2019 faith-based movie Breakthrough, Metz is pumped to produce her own film and drop her debut album in 2020. “I don’t want to compromise a sound or a note or a word,” she tells Good Housekeeping about the album. “I want it to be on my terms, which is new for me.”

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On This Is Us, Chrissy Metz plays Kate, the middle sister of the Pearson gang. Kate’s relationship with her weight has always been central to her character—we’ve watched her struggle with weight loss, size discrimination, and serious emotional issues that are, in part, responsible for her size.

In season 4 of the hit show, Kate’s husband, Toby, played by Chris Sullivan, loses a bunch of weight on the DL. The transformation has led many viewers to wonder if Chris and Chrissy wear prosthetics, aka fat suits, on the show that make them appear bigger than they are.

While Chris confirmed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that he has filmed in one, Chrissy—a major player in the body-acceptance movement—has not.

But in a 2017 People interview, she revealed that she’d previously been asked to wear a fat suit while filming American Horror story as “Fat Lady” Ima Wiggles.

Chrissy says that after a panic attack landed her in the hospital on her 30th birthday, she lost 100 pounds by eating a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet and walking daily for 20 minutes. And when she was cast in the Ryan Murphy horror series, she was surprised by the request to wear a costume that made her appear bigger.

“I was thrilled to find out that I wasn’t big enough,” she told Yahoo in 2014. “It was a first in my life. It was liberating.”

In the same Yahoo interview, Chrissy goes on to discuss a time she wore her fat suit into her trailer and got stuck the doorway. “I had to suck it in, squish it, knead it, hold the dress, and slowly pull it through until I stumbled down the stairs. I almost wish someone had been there to see, because they would have been laughing their butt off.”

That was a sobering experience: “I thought, What if I become that heavy and can’t walk around or get stuck in the doorframe? I was like, ‘I don’t want this for me,’” she told People.

Although Chrissy hasn’t addressed whether she wears a fat suit on the set of This Is Us, she insists her show contract does not include an explicit weight-loss target or require weight-loss surgery. That said, she did sign on with the understanding that her character Kate would ultimately (spoiler alert!) lose weight. And she’s not mad about it.

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In October 2019, Chrissy spoke about her current path to self-love at the Power Women Summit in Santa Monica, California, saying, “I think it’s important for every individual to determine what makes them happy and how to get to that,” according to Us Weekly. “There are some days where I’m like, ‘Oh, I’m definitely eating my feelings.’ And then some days I’m like, ‘Yeah, when my heart is full, I’m not hungry.’”

“So I want to take care of my body and live a healthy life? Absolutely,” she adds. “But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it at an unconventional size.”

Elizabeth Narins Senior fitness and health editor Elizabeth Narins is a Brooklyn, NY-based writer and a former senior editor at, where she wrote about fitness, health, and more. Emma Baker Emma Baker is a freelance writer and a graduate of NYU’s Cultural Reporting and Criticism program.

‘This Is Us’ Star Chrissy Metz on Weight-Loss Journey and What’s Next

It’s been an emotional year for Kate Pearson (Chrissy Metz) on NBC’s This Is Us. Between her twin brother Kevin (Justin Hartley) leaving her in L.A. for a theater career in New York, her decision to have surgery and finally lose weight and her break-up with Toby (Chris Sullivan), the character has had a lot on her mind.

Unfortunately for Kate, things are not going to get any easier when the NBC hit returns Tuesday with its winter premiere, “The Right Thing To Do.” When the Dan Fogelman-created family drama returns, Toby’s fate following his heart attack in the fall finale will be revealed. And to hear Metz tell it, it’s going to be yet another emotional episode that, yup, requires tissues to watch.

“There are some unexpected scenes, and things that no one is going to be ready to see,” Metz told press during a recent This Is Us TCA screening. “You should have some tissues ready.”

Whether Toby survives and what that means for Kate remains to be seen, but considering that her weight loss journey is an ongoing one for both the character and Golden Globe nominee Metz, it’s something that will continue to come up in the weeks ahead — especially as Kate re-evaluates her decision to have gastric bypass surgery.

THR caught up with Metz ahead of Tuesday’s return to delve deeper into how the weight loss storyline has unfolded thus far, her chemistry with Sullivan and Kate’s tumultuous relationship with mom Rebecca (Mandy Moore).

How do you balance and manage Kate’s weight loss with your own and how could Toby’s fate influence that?

The trajectory is that Kate will be losing weight just as I will in real life to reflect the character in her arc and her journey. That’s exciting for me, especially because losing weight is something I’ve struggled with and contemplated. I have lost weight and I’ve gained weight back. I wouldn’t have this amazing role if I’d already lost all the weight. So I have to believe that everything happens for a reason and I do feel that way in life. The weight loss is definitely going to happen. When Kate starts to realize it’s more about how she feels about herself and not necessarily a number on the scale, that might take a backseat, but right now she has been obsessed with losing weight to make her happy. I have friends and I know that when you do lose weight, you’re happy and it’s exciting but there are other things going on. There are other things that make us want to eat or overspend or fill a void with something. And so as she loses the weight and puts the food down a lot of other things start to come up, which happens in real life. It’s going to be really fascinating to watch that unfold on a lot of different levels.

Had you and Chris had conversations about losing weight together, or is it something you discuss with Dan to stay on the same page?

Sure, and yup. It’s real. I’ve been in relationships where the man loses weight super fast and you’re like, “But you didn’t even want to lose weight!” Men lose weight quicker, their bodies and metabolisms are different. There is that dynamic shift when there’s this understanding and jealousy even — not intentional — but just the way that we’re made and that definitely affected Kate and Toby’s relationship. That put a little monkey wrench in where their heads where. It’s why the writing is so wonderful because it’s so real. It happens in real life and for that to be imitated onscreen is so relatable. We saw with Toby’s backstory why he is overweight and what caused that. It’s super exciting because it’s somewhat more acceptable for men to be overweight, but we don’t necessarily talk about men’s feelings. That to me is really important for men and for women and for relationships on this show. So they’re doing such a wonderful job.

What kinds of reactions do you have watching a younger Kate interact with her mom about her weight?

I’ve been chubby all my life. I was born chubby and as I got older at different times in my life I was thinner or more active or playing sports but I was definitely always a chubbier kid. My friends could eat whatever they wanted to but I knew that as a kid if I ate certain things I would totally gain weight. I had to be really cognizant of what I ate. My dad was in the Navy; I don’t necessarily remember being told what not to eat, but I know that it was an issue and it was something that was kind of whispered about because not everybody wanted to really hurt my feelings. Food in my family was loved. When we’d get home from school my grandmother would make grilled cheese and it was a beautiful bonding time for me. So I think as a parent that must be really difficult. You want your kids to live their happiest, healthiest lives. But you also know that they’re their own people, they have their own body and chemical makeup, so there are different things going on.

To read those scenes can be heartbreaking because going through puberty I was like, “I want to be skinny like my friends. What should I not eat?” I remember going to Weight Watchers when I was like 11. I was the youngest person in the damned room and it was awkward. My mom was trying to figure it out, but it’s a process. Kate wants her mom to be happy with her. She doesn’t know how to do that because she has this issue. Rebecca just wants her daughter to be happy and of course not be made fun of and just live a normal life. No matter what somebody is going to pick on you for something. It’s a complicated dynamic and it is heartbreaking.

Did you watch Mike and Molly?

I did, I actually auditioned for it, obviously years ago and I thought, “Oh wow, this is cool. They’re talking about a weight loss support group, aka Overeaters Anonymous.” But you know we can’t talk about that. It was pioneering television because we don’t have the knowledge to understand where these people are coming from. We just want to criticize and generalize and say they’re lazy. All they do is sit around and eat. People don’t realize that food is a symptom; it’s not the issue. Just like any other way that we fill the void. That has to be addressed. When they put a comedic spin on it I thought, “This is great. They’re so hilarious together.” But people are like, “Oh my gosh you and Toby are like Mike and Molly.” And I agree with that in some regards, but also it’s so very different in that this isn’t glossy. We definitely deal with things in a comedic fashion but we get to the core of what’s going on.

Have you seen viewers respond to that, showcasing how hard it is for some people to lose weight?

Oh it’s a lot of work. I know women who 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. But then for some people the weight just falls off them. It’s difficult when you’re doing everything in your power to change or better yourself and think you’re doing great. But then meanwhile someone like Toby is just dropping pounds like it’s his job, even though it was Kate’s idea and she wanted to do it and it would mean more to her than anything. I have friends that lose weight quickly so I can relate to that, when you’re doing everything you can and it’s just not working. You get frustrated. Not that it’s a positive way to counteract the lack of weight loss by binging or having a little snack, but at some point you just can’t beat yourself up because it’s counterproductive. You know that one drink or a night of doing chips and salsa and guacamole or whatever can put you off the rails. It’s a work in progress; nothing is ever going to be perfect. We have to learn to celebrate the victories but not hold onto the shame that we have of not doing something fast enough or quickly enough or the right way. Everything in life has its flows and ups and downs. It’s important to see that she’s really trying, but she’s going to have a fall or two. She has to keep charging and that’s what I think a lot of people need — inspiration to know that we’re all in this together. We’re all works in progress and not everything is going to be perfect all the time. It’s important to show that.

How instant was your chemistry with Chris Sullivan?

I tested with other gentlemen before I even knew Chris as a person. Publicly I knew him from The Knick and other projects but the table read was our first reading together. I remember sitting next to him and it was instant chemistry. He’s so open and hilarious and charming. What you see on the screen has only been cultivated since we met each other. It’s so easy with him, we’re just on the same wavelength. We did have conversations. He said, “I’m on your team and we’re in this together and partners.” It was such a special conversation for him to go out of his way to have with me, and it meant a lot, because you don’t always get along with your costars. Then sometimes you just hit it off instantly and it’s like a freight train. That’s how it is with Chris and I, even in real life. One of the makeup artists who is a day player, we were heading to set and she goes, “How long have you guys been together, are you married?” And I said, “No, Chris is actually married to a wonderful woman named Rachel (Reichard) for six years. I am not his wife. That is the nicest compliment, however not true.” But that’s how instant and easy and magical and really wonderful from the beginning.

This Is Us returns Tuesday at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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‘This Is Us’ star Chrissy Metz wants people to stop asking her this rude question about her weight

The INSIDER Summary:

  • During an appearance on “The Today Show,” Chrissy Metz said she’s sick of people asking if she plans on having weight loss surgery.
  • The “This Is Us” star said people often try to “diagnose” her on the internet.
  • Metz says she’s “good” with her weight and has come to love her body, particularly her calves.

Despite being an Emmy-nominated actress on one of the most acclaimed shows of the 2016-2017 season, Chrissy Metz can’t get people to stop asking about her weight. During a segment on “The Today Show,” the “This Is Us” star was asked to reveal the question she wishes people would stop asking.

Her answer was as disheartening as it was inspiring.

Metz is always able to laugh off the ridiculous comments. Dia Dipasupil / Staff

This question is just one of the many ways Metz has been body-shamed throughout her life. According to Marie Claire, Metz was bullied for her size and was forced to sign up for Weight Watchers at the age of 11. Even today, with the body positive movement in full force, Metz still gets torn apart for her appearance.

In May, internet trolls slammed the 33-year-old actress for wearing a latex dress to the MTV Movie Awards. She responded to the haters with an Instagram post where she thanked her fans for supporting her and reminded people to “wear what you want, love you, love and treat people the way you want to be treated.”

Metz’s approach to haters has always been to kill them with kindness. And if that doesn’t work, she can always kill them with her killer calves, which Metz says are her favorite body part.

If “This Is Us” has taught viewers anything, it’s that the Pearson family is there for each other — through good times and bad.

But what those fans may not know is that the Pearsons even have each other’s back when they’re on different shows!

That point became clear Friday, when Justin Hartley — aka Big Three brother Kevin — guest hosted “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and got some surprise well wishes.

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“Justin’s hosting ‘Ellen’!” exclaimed Sterling K. Brown (Russell). “I know you’re going to be absolutely fantastic, bro. Can’t wait to see the show. Go ahead and murder it for me.”

Susan Kelechi Watson (Beth) shared her excitement and added a sweet message, saying “This is amazing, because Ellen and you are so much alike. You are both full of goodness, and you are full of kindness.”

Then Mandy Moore (Rebecca) chimed in with advice for her on-screen son.

This family sticks together! NBC

“I know that you’re going to be great — I know beyond a shadow of a doubt,” she said. “But if you find yourself losing the crowd or getting nervous, you can always dance … or take your shirt off. I think that would win them over.”

If the cheers from the studio audience are any indication, mother knows best.

The Pearson family matriarch appeared again later in the show, alongside papa Pearson, in a reworked moment from the drama. The scene (which you can find at the 2:45 mark in the video above) featured one small change that made a huge difference — the part of 9-year-old Kevin was played by 42-year-old Kevin.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Hartley has had some “This Is Us”-themed fun on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Last year, he and DeGeneres created the ultimate spoof that promised to prompt even more tears than the original show — “This Is Onions”!

This page is all about Chrissy Metz weight loss update. You are about seeing here before and After photos now.

Chrissy’s role as Kate in the movie “ This is us” is one touching story. She played the role of Katie a lady who struggled with weight loss.

In the movie, Kate was open about her weight loss journey and this was something Chrissy could instantly connect to.

Chrissy told The Hollywood Reporter “ Kate was a real woman who was really struggling and all I could think was oh my God, I am Kate”
Chrissy in an interview with Hollywood wood Reporter said she was “born chubby”.

Here’s what Chrissy Metz said about self image, her weight loss story, and how it connected to Dan Fogel’s movie “ This is us.

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About Chrissy Metz weight loss

Before Chrissy Metz weight loss began trending online, she reveled that she spent her childhood at Gainesville Florida, with her mother, step father and four of her siblings.

In her interview with Glamour in 2019 she said “ There were nights my mum wouldn’t eat dinner. I knew she was giving up food to make sure we could eat, but when you’re 9 years old you can’t help.

In retrospect I think that’s why food equals love in my family. It’s the way we showed love.

My Grandmother would make me grilled cheese sandwich every time she picked me up from school “. In her memoir” This is me” she said “ My body seemed to offend my stepfather but he couldn’t help but stare when I was eating. We had lived with a lack of food for so long that I had to eat it before it disappeared.

Food was my only happiness” . In Chrissy Metz weight loss story, she said she was eleven when she had gone to weight Watchers and had felt awkward in the room because she was the youngest.

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Chrissy’s way of building her self esteem is through Kindness. According to our findings, Chrissy Metz weight loss journey has not been an easy one, but to her kindness is supreme.

In her own words “ When I can be kind and of service, when I’m loving then that creates true confidence within yourself.

In 2017, Chrissy wore a red latex dress to the MTV movie & TV awards and body shaming trolls attacked her.

Chrissy took to Instagram to correct them “ I hope that in some small way, an unconventional body wearing an unconventional material open up discussions hearts and minds, I truly had an idea it would make anyone comfortable, I wanted to try something different. But for the record “ I wear what I want, when I want, news flash it’s my body”.

When the show first aired Chrissy revealed that she signed a contract requiring her to lose weight along with the character Kate. The Chrissy Metz weight loss contract made Mets to be even more famous than she used to be.

Chrissy said it was a “win win “for her but she was going to do it on her own terms and pace.

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Who Is Chrissy Metz?

Previously an unknown actress with only a handful of TV and movie credits, Chrissy Metz shot to stardom for a lead role not often seen in a prime-time TV drama – a plus-sized woman whose story struck a chord with thousands of women who were just like her.

Before landing the part of Kate in This Is Us in 2016, Metz, then 35, was considering leaving Los Angeles for good to return to her native Florida as acting opportunities seemed to be drying up.

Chrissy Metz arrives at the The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage via Getty)

Losing Weight

Just like her character Kate in This Is Us, Metz has struggled with her weight all of her life. However, Metz revealed that signing up for her NBC role contractually required her to lose weight as part of her character’s journey. While no set weight goal was stipulated in the contract, Metz had already begun shedding pounds after she found out she snagged the part, admitting it was a motivating factor.

“That was a win-win for me. Because it’s one thing to try to do it on your own,” she told TVLine. “But as human beings, it’s an ego thing: We’re more likely to do something for someone else. 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.”

Movies & TV Roles

Metz had just eight acting jobs between 2005 and 2014. The roles were mostly small ones, in forgettable films such as Loveless in Los Angeles (2007) and The Onion Movie (2008) and television roles including one identified as just “counter girl” on HBO’s Entourage and another as a character named “Chunk” on the NBC comedy My Name Is Earl.

The uncertainty of her life and career during those years even led to an incident that Metz refers to as her “breakdown” – a panic attack on her 30th birthday in 2010 that she mistook for a possible heart attack, landing her in a hospital emergency room. After that, she underwent therapy and developed an interest in spirituality and self-help.

Big Break: ‘American Horror Story’

In 2014, she started to play the role that Metz considers to be her first big break – the recurring character of Ima Wiggles, a sideshow “fat lady” — in the fourth season of American Horror Story on FX, subtitled Freak Show. The role gave her an opportunity to work alongside top stars such as Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson.

Still, opportunities were far and few between when she auditioned for the role of Kate Pearson on This Is Us. Up until the moment she got the call from the show’s producer, Metz was convinced she had blown the audition and would soon be packing up to move back East.

‘This Is Us’

When she received a phone call from This Is Us creator and executive producer Dan Fogelman just hours after she auditioned to tell her that she won the part, Metz thought the phone call – from a number she did not recognize – was probably from a bill collector. At the time, she had 81 cents in her bank account, she said later.

‘Sierra Burgess’ and ‘Breakthrough’

Metz’s visibility on prime-time television translated to increased opportunities on the big screen. In 2018 she appeared in Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, an updated version of Cyrano de Bergerac for the modern teen, as the mother of mean girl Veronica. The following year she enjoyed a central role in the faith-based Breakthrough, based on the true story of a boy who recovered after seemingly drowning in icy water.


Since This Is Us premiered in September 2016, Metz has been nominated for one Emmy Award and two Golden Globes, with no wins.

Early Life

Christine Michelle Metz was born on Sept. 29, 1980, in Homestead, Fla. When she was six months old, her family – father, mother, an older sister and older brother – moved to Japan after her father, a naval officer, was transferred to a naval base there. Metz would live in Japan for the first eight years of her life.

Her parents divorced when she was eight, and her mother moved Metz and her siblings back to Florida. She says she never really knew her father. Her mother later remarried. Metz has two half-sisters from her mother’s second marriage.

Moving to Los Angeles

After college, Metz worked briefly as a pre-school teacher in Florida until she went along with one of her half-sisters to an “open audition” and talent search event in Gainesville. Her sister was 14, thin, and seeking work as a model. Metz had developed a singing voice in high school and she sang Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” at the audition.

One of the talent agents suggested she move to Los Angeles, where the agent would make introductions for her. Metz was 22 and for the next 14 years, auditioned for acting jobs with infrequent success. Among other jobs she held in those years, Metz worked as her own agent’s assistant, which helped her learn about auditions.


In 2008, Metz married Martyn Eaden, a freelance writer from Great Britain, but the two separated in 2013. They were divorced in 2015.

Metz later dated Josh Stancil, who worked as a camera grip on the set of This Is Us. The actress confirmed they had broken up while appearing on The Wendy Williams Show in March 2018.

Role Model for Plus-Size Women

As a self-described “plus-size” woman, Metz acknowledges that her weight has been an issue for most of her life, starting with her childhood in balmy Florida, where swimsuits and other summer clothing are worn virtually year-round.

She is also well-aware that movie and TV roles are scarce for women with bodies like hers. In interviews, she says she never sought to become a role model for other women who look like her, but she is more than comfortable with that.

“I’ve had women — average women, older women, teenagers — who say to me, ‘Your role and this show has changed my life’,” Metz says. “That makes all the struggle, all the ramen noodles, all the times when I couldn’t pay my bills, all the times where I was like, ‘I can’t do this,’ worth it. Sometimes I cry on the way to the set still. There is something that happens when you are grateful: You continue to keep receiving blessings. So I will always be grateful.”

Autobiography: ‘This Is Me’

In the spring of 2018, Metz published an autobiography, This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today. Tracking her journey from childhood to her ups and downs in Hollywood and the end of her marriage, she recalled the difficult relationships with both her father and stepfather, and such industry experiences as auditioning for American Idol and lunch with Oprah Winfrey.

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