Based on the success of their TV show, the **This Is Us_ cast* can take their pick of which successful TV programs they work on next. And breakout star Chrissy Metz already has one in mind. But her surprising top choice is a complete departure from her role as Kate.
Metz’s new role could see the 36-year-old playing herself. And that’s because she wants to be a contestant on The Biggest Loser, another NBC hit show.
On This Is Us, Metz plays a 30-something woman who is on a weight loss journey. And for Metz, it was inevitable that her character’s on-screen struggles would make her reflect on her own choices.
In a recent interview, she told Marie Claire, “I do want to lose weight. … But not because anyone is telling me to do it.”
When asked about her own target weight, she sid she just wants “to be proportioned.” The actress, who revealed that she wears size 18 or 20 pants, explained, “I carry a lot of my weight in my stomach,” and, “I just want to have…not even a number, but to have my body in a different shape.”
And getting that new shape might be possible if she were to appear on The Biggest Loser. “I would love to go on The Biggest Loser, where it’s a concentrated thing,” she told People. “My father is a big guy; he’s had a quadruple bypass surgery, and that’s scary. Those are real things that happen in families with overweight people, and I don’t want that.”
As her character Kate loses weight, so will Metz, who told People her weight loss is actually part of her contract. “I want to do it in the right way. It’s a gradual process.”
We love Chrissy Metz at any size, but we applaud her efforts to be healthier!
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NBC's family-friendly hit show This Is Us follows the lives of four people who share the same birthday. The comedy-drama highlights the family dynamics and unexpected relationships between the main characters, and since its debut, viewers have been hooked.
Milo Ventimiglia plays Jack Pearson, a construction foreman. Pearson is married to Rebecca Pearson, played by Mandy Moore, and the couple have three children: Kate, Kevin, and Randall.
Ventimiglia, 39, has starred in several well-known TV shows. He played boyfriend Jess Mariano in Gilmore Girls during the mid-2000s. He is also known for his role as paramedic Peter Petrelli on NBC's sci-fi drama Heroes.
Moore's character, Rebecca, is a singer who gave up her dreams to have a family. Moore, 32, was nominated for a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe for her role.
Moore's first taste of fame was in 1999 when she released the song "Candy" at 14 years old. Her other film credits include The Princess Diaries, A Walk to Remember, and Tangled.
Actress Chrissy Metz, 36, plays Kate Pearson, a woman struggling to lose weight. She and co-star Mandy Moore were both nominated for Best Supporting Actress Awards at this year's Golden Globes.
Prior to This Is Us, Metz had a recurring role in FX's American Horror Story. She also appeared in episodes of Entourage and My Name is Earl.
Sterling K. Brown
Brown, 40, plays Randall Pearson, Jack and Rebecca's adopted son. He was nominated for a SAG award at this year's awards ceremony.
Brown won an Emmy for playing Christopher Darden in The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. He is also know for playing Roland Burton on Lifetime's Army Wives.
Hartley, 40, plays Kevin Pearson, Kate and Randall's brother. Kevin is an ex-L.A. actor who moves to New York City to pursue a theater career.
Before his stint on This Is Us, Hartley was known for his work on daytime soaps, with roles on Passions and The Young and the Restless. He also played Oliver Queen on CW's Superman adaptation, Smallville.
Susan Kelechi Watson
Watson plays Beth Pearson, Randall's wife. She and Randall have two children: Tess and Annie.
Watson is best known for her work on Louis, a TV show starring comedian Louis C.K. Her other credits include small roles on Law and Order and The Black List.
Sullivan, 36, stars as Toby Damon, Kate's overweight boyfriend. The two meet at a weight-loss support group and start dating, despite Kate's hesitance.
Sullivan, 36, last starred in the drama series The Knick. He also made an appearance in an episode of Stranger Things and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
Ron C. Jones
Jones, 60, plays William Hill. William, a recovering drug addict, is Randall's biological father.
Jones' latest work includes roles on The Blacklist, Mr. Robot, and Luke Cage. The actor has also been a part of several theater productions.
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