There was a time Chrissy Metz thought that she and her embattled character from “This Is Us” had a lot in common.
“I used to be Kate,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. But as the photos that accompany her interview prove, she’s Kate no more.
Metz goes from smolder to smiles and from vintage swimwear to playful pinup dresses in the sexy shoot — and her unfettered But even though Metz radiates self-assurance in the pics, she admitted she was surprised about the sexy angle all the same.
“When I first heard Harper’s Bazaar wanted me to be sexy, I was like, ‘Who, me?'” she said.
That’s not because she doesn’t see herself as sexy. It’s simply so rare to see plus-size beauty celebrated in the pages of a magazine at all.
“I knew y’all were edgy but this is incredible,” she told the publication. “It’s validation.”
“If you can’t love who you are now, you can’t get to the place you want to be,” Metz explained.