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‘This Is Us’ Actress Chrissy Metz Retracts Original Statement, Sets Record Straight On Contract Regarding Weight Loss

This is Us actress Chrissy Metz is learning fast that one must be careful about the words they choose when addressing the media. Recently Chrissy had revealed to fans that it was mandated in her contract to lose weight alongside her character Kate Pearson on the new hit drama. The news went viral and had everyone talking if Chrissy would follow Kate’s lead and opt for gastric bypass surgery to help her lose weight. Metz is now coming out and letting the world know that her first comments were not exactly what she meant.

It was back in mid-November that People first reported Chrissy’s statement about losing weight being in her contract. At that time Metz had the following to say about losing weight, Chrissy said, “It’s definitely a conversation that we’ve had, and it’s in my contract.” She was quick to emphasize that both she and Kate will be shaping up in a healthy way. Chrissy went on to say it will be a lifestyle change for herself and also for her beloved character Kate.

Now a few weeks later, Metz is clarifying what that interview meant. In a new interview, People spoke with Chrissy who points out that saying weight loss is mandated in her contract was not exactly what she meant to say. Metz said, “It wasn’t mandated in the contract, and I probably — if I ever said the word contract, I didn’t mean it in that way. I was pitched that the trajectory of Kate is that she’s going to lose weight. That is who and what’s going on.”

Metz’s character Kate revealed on This is Us that she was considering gastric bypass surgery. In a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Chrissy would not confirm or deny if Kate will be going through with her surgery plans. She simply said she could not reveal too much about where the story line is heading. In the interview with People, Metz said having Kate lose weight is motivation for her to do the same and get healthier in her own life.

Regarding motivation, Chrissy 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.” Metz went on to say “You lose weight, you gain weight, you change your hair or whatever.” Chrissy does not focus on her weight or how she looks. Metz feels her job is to be vulnerable and tell a story. These sentiments are exactly why fans adore her and look to her for encouragement and inspiration.

Fans everywhere cannot quit raving about Chrissy Metz. Many feel they can relate to her and it gives them hope and makes them feel comfortable in their own skin. Chrissy is beautiful inside and out and continues to gain fans every week as This is Us continues to soar to the top. Fans seem to love Chrissy no matter what her weight loss decisions will be. Many have expressed through social media their adoration and support for the flourishing actress. Chrissy admits it still surprises her when people recognize her and want her autograph. Metz says she is still just herself, living her dream.

This is Us will be airing one new episode Tuesday night, which will be their fall finale. New episodes of the beloved new drama will return after the holiday season wraps up. Fans will have to stay tuned to see what Chrissy and Kate will decide to do on their weight loss journey. It is exciting and inspiring to many to see not only the character, but the actress as well go on this life changing journey. Don’t miss new episodes of This is Us and fall in love with Chrissy Metz just as so many already have. This is Us airs Tuesday nights on NBC.

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