Emmy nominee Chrissy Metz previously revealed that she’s contractually obligated to lose weight for her role as Kate Pearson on This Is Us, though we’re not sure what will happen now that her character is (spoiler!) pregnant with baby No. 1. But one thing’s for sure: she doesn’t need any help from Internet trolls.
“Some people do feel like they’re my doctors, and they have tried to diagnose me on the Internet,” she told the Today show. “So that’s…that’s weird. Cause like, I’m good. I’m good, boo. But thanks. But I’m good.”
According to series creator Dan Fogelman, the network and Chrissy, 37, have been working together when it comes to her weight loss journey. “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,'” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
While there is no set weight loss goal, Chrissy has shed pounds on her own since she was cast on the NBC drama. “We have a general long-term plan that we’ve all talked about, and we will adjust the plan as needed,” Dan added. “I mean, that’s life, right?”
This stipulation in her contract was nothing new for the brunette beauty, who admitted that her role is going to be the motivation she needs to lose weight. “That was a win-win for me. 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,” she told TVLine. “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.”
Chrissy has been very open about her past struggles. She previously revealed that she put on 100 pounds and suffered from depression a few years before her big debut — landing in the hospital on her 30th birthday after experiencing a panic attack.
However, the experience was just what she needed to jump-start her weight loss. “I was so gung-ho, I lost 100 lbs in less than five months,” she told People magazine. “All I did was eat a 2,000-calorie diet and walk 20 minutes a day.”
Get it, girl! For a look at her best red carpet moments, click through the gallery below.