Chrissy Metz Talks Returning to ‘This Is Us’ Set, Plus: Her Sweet Words About Pregnant Mandy Moore
“This Is Us” is back with its fifth season in just a few days!
“Extra's” Cheslie Kryst spoke with Chrissy Metz, who has back at work on the hit show. Referencing the COVID-19 safety protocols, she said, “We have masks, we have shields, we are in our pods… we don't all exit or enter in the same way… We rehearse in our masks… the whole set gets wiped down… A lot of work, time, energy, money, effort, but I'm so grateful that we are doing it… There's just some new protocols.”
Chrissy admitted the pandemic hasn't been easy on her. She shared, “I have been well. The first couple months of quarantine were really tricky. I was really dealing with some anxiety and uncertainty. Everything that was planned, I was like, 'Oh, no, we have to learn to live in the present.' Thank goodness for therapy — I am doing much, much better.”
Metz also shared some excitement for her co-star Mandy Moore, who is expecting her first child. She gushed, “I get so excited looking at her. I'm like, 'Oh, my gosh! She is having a baby! She is making a baby!' I know how happy it makes her — it's really wonderful When you love somebody so much and you know how happy they are — she does everything with such grace. It's hard enough to be back at work with all the COVID precautions, but then to be pregnant and be in prosthetics, she is mind-blowing, she is amazing. I learn so much from her.”
The new season of “This Is Us” premieres on Tuesday, October 27. Of what's to come for her character Kate, Chrissy dished, “We get to see how Kate and Toby are navigating through parenthood, and also attempting to adopt a baby and is this the right time… The adoption process is something that is really important to see. When people get to see that on screen, especially with Kate and Toby who are just trying to figure out life themselves, people see themselves in that storyline.”