From its very first episode, one of the things This Is Us has excelled at is defying expectations and breaking down stereotypes. The Pearson family is certainly not the typical Hollywood family. And Chrissy Metz, who plays Kate Pearson, doesn’t exactly live up to Hollywood’s ideals of how a leading actress should look. But none of those stereotypes matter, Metz told us, because her character’s weight issues and identity struggles have resonated with all of the show’s fans, and she couldn’t be happier with the response she’s gotten from viewers. (Click on the media bar below to hear Chrissy Metz)

This Is Us airs at 9/8c Tuesday nights on NBC

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