Actress Chrissy Metz has a hit TV show, a new movie, “Breakthrough,” and now she is performing at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas!
“Extra” spoke with Metz, who is singing “I'm Standing with You" from the “Breakthrough” movie soundtrack at the ACMs alongside Carrie Underwood, Maddie & Tae and Mickey Guyton.
She said, “I can’t even tell you, to sing with these ladies of country — who are also on the ‘Breakthrough’ soundtrack so it’s a dream come true — it’s really exciting.”
Of singing the song, written for her by Diane Warren, she said, “Of course I am nervous. It’s uncharted territory for me, but I’m also fangirling 'cause I love these, every act that’s gonna be performing, especially these ladies.”
Chrissy will be singing more, saying, “I’m working on some personal music.”
In “Breakthrough,” Metz plays Joyce Smith, a mother not willing to give up after her adopted son falls through an icy Missouri lake. The movie is based on a real-life story, which has been approved by the family involved. She shared, “Meeting the real family — Joyce and John, Pastor Jason — you can’t help but be inspired and moved, changed by it.”
As for how she plays intense characters, Chrissy said, “The willingness is really about being vulnerable. Because of 'This Is Us' and that particular character I get to play, I’ve literally, since day one, literally the pilot, I've bared all, essentially.”