Fans of the hit NBC drama This Is Us were recently shocked to learn that Chris Sullivan, the actor who plays Toby, doesn’t weigh as much as his on-screen character!
In an interview with Us Weekly, the 36-year-old’s co-star Susan Kelechi Watson revealed that he wears a fat suit and prosthetic jowls while embodying Kate’s love interest, a man who struggles with his weight and suffered a heart attack because of his health issues.
Chris on the show (left) vs. real life. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Although Chris hasn’t spoken out about his surprising wardrobe — it’s not exactly a secret if you’ve ever spotted him on a red carpet — his co-star Chrissy Metz, who plays Kate, previously said that she’s contractually obligated to shed pounds before clarifying her comments on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
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"I was kind of like, 'I hope I get to lose weight.' That’s a win-win for me — motivated in a different way this time," the actress shared. "It wasn't mandated. It wasn't like, 'You have to do this.' But if this is the story line, naturally you would lose weight. So I’m excited if that should happen."
Scroll through the gallery below to see more photos of Chris looking super handsome in real life!
"The entire cast will be LIVE Tweeting the East Coast feed of @ThisIsUsNBC in ONE HOUR!" the actor tweeted alongside this photo.