Chrissy Metz’s This Is Us character Kate keeps an ideal body goal in mind as she continues to try different methods of exercises, even signing up for a weight loss retreat.
And off-screen, the blurring of life and art has Metz considering her own weight loss options.
“I do want to lose weight. … But not because anyone is telling me to do it,” the actress, 36, told Marie Claire recently.
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When asked about her target weight, Metz, who wears size 18 or 20 in pants, revealed she wants “to be proportioned.”
“I carry a lot of my weight in my stomach,” she said, adding, “I just want to have … not even a number, but to have my body in a different shape.”
In fact, she’s game to be a part of another hit NBC show. “I would love to go on The Biggest Loser, where it’s a concentrated thing,” she shared. “My father is a big guy; he’s had a quadruple bypass surgery, and that’s scary. Those are real things that happen in families with overweight people, and I don’t want that.”
Metz confirmed to PEOPLE in November that she’ll have to go on the same weight loss journey as her character. “It’s definitely a conversation that we’ve had, and it’s in my contract,” she said, emphasizing that both she and Kate will be shaping up “in a healthy manner.”
She added, “I have to be aware of not losing too much weight because of the show. … I want to do it in the right way. It’s a gradual process.”