Chrissy Metz understands her “This Is Us” character’s struggles. In an interview with People, the actress revealed she has been “pulling from personal experience” to portray her character Kate’s overeating struggle on the new season.
“That’s a real big challenge, and of course, I get that and I understand that personally. Of course, I bring that [into playing Kate]. I think every actor brings something personal to a role,” Metz said.
Earlier in the season, Metz’s character finds out that her son is blind. As a coping mechanism, Kate has been eating food and beings to over eat.
If you are a fan of the show, you may know that Kate has struggled with her figure. When her father passed away in her childhood, she turns to food to help ease the pain.
“Of course, [overeating] was her first way of coping with her father’s death and with all the pain. Feeling like the outcast and even issues from her first love and her childhood, all of that,” Metz said.
Metz can relate to her character’s complicated relationship with food, and believes some viewers will understand it as well.
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