On This Is Us, Metz’s character, Kate nixes the idea of elective gastric bypass surgery and opts to join a weight loss camp instead. The actress had said last fall that when she got the part, she was told her character slims down. In January, she denied rumors she had gotten gastric bypass surgery.
“I think it’s a coincidence that I booked—well, maybe not a coincidence—that I booked a role that’s so similar to who I am and when that was obviously posed to me as, maybe this character’s going to be on a weight loss journey, I was like, ‘Oh! That’s convenient. Okay! I could do that too,'” Metz, 36, said on The Wendy Williams Show Friday.
“Kate was me probably about nine years ago, when I first moved to L.A. and so of course I have similarities,” she said. “But there are a lot of differences as well.”
“So we just started chatting and it was like instant,” she said.
“Initially, I was like, ‘This is gonna be weird,’ and then he was fine with it and then there was a really big kissing scene Chris and I did,” Metz said. “And he was like, ‘I didn’t like that.’ He’s like, ‘Truth be told…that wasn’t my favorite thing’ and I’m like, ‘Well…’ and he was like, ‘And why did she have you kiss him 12 times?’ And I was like, ‘We just had to get the right shot.’ So it’s not his favorite thing.”