Chrissy Metz, Star of ‘This Is Us,’ Must Lose Weight, According to Contract

Chrissy Metz plays Kate, a woman struggling to lose weight, on NBC’s drama This Is UsAccording to a report by Page Six, the actress agreed to take the same journey as her character.

Metz was reportedly happy to sign the agreement. “That was a win-win for me,” the actress said. “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.”

The actress says the job provides her with a different kind of motivation to improve her health, which excited her.

Metz did want to assure fans that this is purely her choice and that she’s doing it for her health, not fame. “Not because I think that plus size, curvy, voluptuous, big bodies aren’t attractive,” she said. “Because I think they’re awesome and sexy. So I’ll just have to make sure that’s known, because I’m not selling out the big girls.”

The actress also says that the show will eventually explore other aspects of her character’s life. “I, as Chrissy, want to do things that mentally, emotionally and physically make me the best that I can be.”

Check out the gallery above for more stars who’ve changed their weight for a role.