Chrissy Metz, who currently plays Kate on This Is Us, says there’s one scene fans always want to talk to her about: Kate’s moment on the scale.
Fans of the show will remember that in the first episode of the hit NBC drama, Kate is struggling with her weight, so she takes off everything (including her earrings) before stepping on a scale and immediately falling.
“I think that the performance started resonating with people right out of the gate when I was basically half -naked on a scale,” the actress tells EW. “I just don’t think we’ve seen a scene or a body shape like mine or a scene like that on network television in a real and raw way but not specifically only focused on weight. So, no pun intended, there was the bigger picture to it.”
Watch the video above to find out how she coped with the stress of Emmys announcements and how her character helped her realize her greatness.
The second season of This Is Us premieres on NBC Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. ET. The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live nationwide on CBS.
Reporting by Robyn Ross