This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz Had 81 Cents in the Bank Before Landing Show

HollyscoopPublished: February 2, 20175 views
Published: February 2, 2017

‘This Is Us’ star Chrissy Metz is enjoying her new life as a TV star on this year’s hottest new show. But her life wasn’t always as cozy as it might be now. Chrissy sat down with Glamour magazine and shared a bit about her childhood, and how sometimes there wasn’t even enough food to go around. “There were nights my mom wouldn’t eat dinner. She’d be like, ‘Oh, I’m not hungry.’ I knew she was giving up food to make sure we could eat.” The struggles continued after she moved from her small hometown in Florida to pursue her Hollywood dream. Even After a role on American Horror Story, things were looking glum. Her mom told her, “You can either be miserable here and not pursue your dreams, or you can be miserable in L.A. and at least pursue what you want.” And with no money, savings, with debt, she went on unemployment and while she pursued her dream she had a lot of help from the friends by her side. “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.’ I am so grateful that I had such an amazing support system, but when I booked This Is Us, I had 81 cents in my bank account.” Now she says the ability to give back and show her gratitude made all the struggles worth it. Chrissy Metz stars as Kate on the hit NBC show.

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