Chrissy Metz attends the This is Us Season 3 premiere party. Picture: Valerie Macon/AFP
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‘People who’ve never been overweight don’t understand what it entails’

DESPITE hailing from sunny Florida, This Is Us star Chrissy Metz only recently felt comfortable enough to wear a swimsuit in public.

“I grew up wearing a T-shirt at the pool,” Metz, 38, told Glamour in her November cover story for the magazine.

“As an adult, I was like, I’m gonna find a bathing suit I like and I’m gonna wear it.”

It seems her search was a success. In June, Metz shared an Instagram photo of herself on holiday in Barbados sporting a Lane Bryant suit with harness-style detailing.

Chrissy Metz shared this photo on Instagram.

Chrissy Metz shared this photo on Instagram.Source:Instagram

“There were people, like, ‘Oh my God, look at you! You know I could never do that,’” the Emmy and Golden Globe nominee continued. “It’s a backhanded compliment, but I’m doing what I want to do.”

She added: “People who’ve never been overweight don’t understand what it entails.”

As Kate Pearson on the hit Network Ten series, Metz relishes the opportunity to play a multifaceted character who also happens to be plus-size.

“People are still surprised that a big girl could be on TV, and it’s like, Ugh, really? Really?” she said. “There’s so much other stuff to talk about.”

Chrissy Metz attends the This is Us Season 3 premiere party. Picture: Valerie Macon/AFP

Chrissy Metz attends the This is Us Season 3 premiere party. Picture: Valerie Macon/AFPSource:AFP

 

 

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