Chrissy Metz Clarifies Her Weight-Loss Contract for This Is Us, Says It ‘Wasn’t Mandated’

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Weeks after This Is Us star Chrissy Metz told TVLine that she has a mandatory weight-loss clause in her contract to mirror her character’s weight journey saying it was “a win-win” situation Metz is now clarifying that her contract on the show does not, in fact, stipulate that she has to lose any weight for the role. “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,” she told People. “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 does note, though, that the show’s narratives are motivating her to lose weight on her own accord. “Why not have a motivation beyond me to get to a healthy weight?” she explained. “Every actor does that. We’re chameleons. We change, we grow as an actor … you lose weight, you gain weight, you change your hair or whatever.” On a recent This Is Us episode, her character, Kate, notably decided to get gastric-bypass surgery.

Chrissy Metz Clarifies Her Contract Weight Loss