Chrissy Metz Opens Up About Her Weight, Confidence And Inspiring Others | Megyn Kelly TODAY

Chrissy Metz Opens Up About Her Weight, Confidence And Inspiring Others | Megyn Kelly TODAY

July 29, 2019 72 By William Morgan


>>>I HAD THIS WHOLE DREAM LIFE>>>I HAD THIS WHOLE DREAM LIFE
I ENVISIONED FOR MYSELF, A REAL I ENVISIONED FOR MYSELF, A REAL CAREER. CAREER. I WOULD MARRY A MAN LIKE DAD, BE
A MOM LIKE MOM. MAN LIKE DAD, BE A MOM LIKE MOM.
BUT LOOK AT ME, KEV. BUT LOOK AT ME, KEV.
LIKE I ATE MY DREAM LIFE AWAY. LIKE I ATE MY DREAM LIFE AWAY.
>>PART OF THE MAGIC OF THAT>>PART OF THE MAGIC OF THAT SHOW. SHOW. CHRISSY METZ AUDITIONED FOR
“THIS IS US” WITH THAT SCENE “THIS IS US” WITH THAT SCENE
RIGHT THERE, SHOWING HER RIGHT THERE, SHOWING HER
CHARACTER KATE HAVING TO CALL CHARACTER KATE HAVING TO CALL
HER BROTHER FOR HELP AFTER SHE HER BROTHER FOR HELP AFTER SHE
FELL OFF THE SCALE IN THE FELL OFF THE SCALE IN THE
BATHROOM. BATHROOM. HER HONEST RAW PERFORMANCE WHONO
HER THE JOB AND CHANGED HERWHONO HER THE JOB AND CHANGED HER
LIFE. LIFE. YOU HAD NO MONEY. YOU HAD NO MONEY. BEEN IN HOLLYWOOD FOR NINE
YEARS.N HOLLYWOOD FOR NINE YEARS.>>12 JEERS.>>12 JEERS.>>– YEARS.>>– YEARS.>>AS AN AGENT FOR NINE.
>>NOT HAPPENING.R NINE.>>NOT HAPPENING.>>YOU GOT ONE ROLE.
AND THEN YOU GET THIS ROLE. AND THEN YOU GET THIS ROLE.
ONE THING I TAKE AWAY IS YOU ONE THING I TAKE AWAY IS YOU
HAVE SOME THINGS IN COMMON WITH HAVE SOME THINGS IN COMMON WITH KATE. KATE. I WOULD SUGGEST YOURE MUCH MORE
EVOLVED AND OKAY WITH YOURSELFE EVOLVED AND OKAY WITH YOURSELF
THAN KATE IS, AM I RIGHT? THAN KATE IS, AM I RIGHT?
>>THATS EXACTLY MY RESPONSE>>THATS EXACTLY MY RESPONSE
WHEN PEOPLE ASK. WHEN PEOPLE ASK. THATS EXACTLY — IM GLAD THAT THATS EXACTLY — IM GLAD THAT WAS PERCEIVED.
YEAH, I SORT OF USED TO BE KATE. YEAH, I SORT OF USED TO BE KATE.
SHES NOT QUITE COMFORTABLE, SHES NOT QUITE COMFORTABLE,
STILL IDENTIFIES WITH HER BODY STILL IDENTIFIES WITH HER BODY
IN A DIFFERENT WAY THAN I DO. IN A DIFFERENT WAY THAN I DO.
I KNOW MY BODY IS NOT MY I KNOW MY BODY IS NOT MY
IDENTITY. IDENTITY. ITS WHO I AM AND HOW I TREAT ITS WHO I AM AND HOW I TREAT PEOPLE. PEOPLE. SHES GETTING THERE. SHES GETTING THERE.>>YOURE OPEN IN THE BOOK ABOUT>>YOURE OPEN IN THE BOOK ABOUT THAT EVOLUTION. THAT EVOLUTION.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>ABOUT BEING OVERWEIGHT AS A>>ABOUT BEING OVERWEIGHT AS A KID, AND ONE THING I WANTED TO KID, AND ONE THING I WANTED TO ASK YOU ABOUT WAS THE TREATMENT
BY MEN. ABOUT WAS THE TREATMENT BY MEN.>>UH-HUH.>>UH-HUH.>>THERES A THEME OF THERE WAS
A BOYFRIEND NAMED DEREK, YOURS A BOYFRIEND NAMED DEREK, YOUR
BEST FRIENDS MAYAS BROTHER, BEST FRIENDS MAYAS BROTHER,
AND THEN LATER THE GUY IN THE AND THEN LATER THE GUY IN THE
SUPERMARKET. SUPERMARKET.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>THE GUY IN YOUR INDUSTRY.>>THE GUY IN YOUR INDUSTRY.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>AND THE THEME WAS THAT THEY
WERE HAPPY TO BE WITH YOU THEY WERE HAPPY TO BE WITH YOU PRIVATELY. PRIVATELY.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>BUT –>>BUT –>>BUT NOT PUBLICLY.
ITS NOT AN UNCOMMON THING. ITS NOT AN UNCOMMON THING.
I KNOW A LOT OF MEN AND WOMEN I KNOW A LOT OF MEN AND WOMEN
WHO GO THROUGH THAT. WHO GO THROUGH THAT.
AND IT HAS MORE TO SAY, OF AND IT HAS MORE TO SAY, OF
COURSE, ABOUT THEM THAN ME. COURSE, ABOUT THEM THAN ME.
AND THEYRE CONTENDING WITH AND THEYRE CONTENDING WITH
THEIR OWN STUFF. THEIR OWN STUFF.
AND ITS JUST AMAZING HOW MUCH AND ITS JUST AMAZING HOW MUCH
SOCIETY — HOW MUCH WE ALLOW SOCIETY — HOW MUCH WE ALLOW
SOCIETY TO PRESSURE US TO DO SOCIETY TO PRESSURE US TO DO
THINGS THAT WE KNOW WE WANT TO THINGS THAT WE KNOW WE WANT TO
DO, BUT WE DONT FEEL LIKE WE DO, BUT WE DONT FEEL LIKE WE
CAN DO PUBLICLY. CAN DO PUBLICLY.
AND NOT TO CAST JUDGMENT, BUT — AND NOT TO CAST JUDGMENT, BUT —
>>IM JUDGING THEM.>>IM JUDGING THEM.
I AM. I AM.>>YOU KNOW, I DONT BECAUSE,>>YOU KNOW, I DONT BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, ITS THEIR YOU KNOW, ITS THEIR INSECURITIES AND THEY — WE INSECURITIES AND THEY — WE PROJECT OUR STUFF ON OTHER
PEOPLE. OUR STUFF ON OTHER PEOPLE.>>YOUVE BEEN STRONG WITH IT.
I MEAN, YOU ADMIT TO GOING TO, I MEAN, YOU ADMIT TO GOING TO,
YOU KNOW, A CAMP TO TRY TO LOSE YOU KNOW, A CAMP TO TRY TO LOSE
WEIGHT. WEIGHT.
AND THE WEIGHT — SOME WEIGHT AND THE WEIGHT — SOME WEIGHT
CAME OFF AND SOME WEIGHT CAME CAME OFF AND SOME WEIGHT CAME
ON. ON. TALK ABOUT WHY YOU THINK YOUVE
OVEREATEN? WHY YOU THINK YOUVE OVEREATEN?>>WELL, FOOD, GROWING UP, FOOD>>WELL, FOOD, GROWING UP, FOOD WAS LOVE. WAS LOVE. I SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH MY
GRANDMOTHER WHO WOULD PICK ME UP GRANDMOTHER WHO WOULD PICK ME UP
FROM SCHOOL AND TAKE ME HOME AND FROM SCHOOL AND TAKE ME HOME AND
MAKE LUNCH FOR ME. MAKE LUNCH FOR ME.
IT WASNT ABOUT THE FOOD, IT WAS IT WASNT ABOUT THE FOOD, IT WAS
ABOUT THE QUALITY TIME I SPENT ABOUT THE QUALITY TIME I SPENT
WITH HER. WITH HER. BUT I ASSOCIATED THAT WITH THE BUT I ASSOCIATED THAT WITH THE FOOD, WITH THE LOVE. FOOD, WITH THE LOVE. WE ALL FILL THE VOID WITH
SOMETHING, SOCIAL MEDIA,H SOMETHING, SOCIAL MEDIA,
RELATIONSHIPS, GAMBLING, YOU RELATIONSHIPS, GAMBLING, YOU
NAME IT, WHATEVER. NAME IT, WHATEVER.
BECAUSE WERE AFRAID TO FEEL BECAUSE WERE AFRAID TO FEEL
LIKE REAL FEELINGS. LIKE REAL FEELINGS.
WE STUFF THEM WITH OTHER THINGS. WE STUFF THEM WITH OTHER THINGS.
AND SO ONCE YOU PUT THE FOOD AND SO ONCE YOU PUT THE FOOD
DOWN, YOU PUT THE THING DOWN, DOWN, YOU PUT THE THING DOWN,
ALL THESE FEELINGS COME UP. ALL THESE FEELINGS COME UP.
YOURE LIKE, OH — YOURE LIKE, OH —
>>SPEAKING OF SOCIAL MEDIA,>>SPEAKING OF SOCIAL MEDIA,
SHES GOT A GREAT LINE IN THERE SHES GOT A GREAT LINE IN THERE
ABOUT DEALING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT DEALING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
TROLLS. TROLLS. CHRISSY HAS TAKEN MORE THAN HER
FAIR SHARE. TAKEN MORE THAN HER FAIR SHARE.>>EVERY FAT JOKE MAN TO MAN>>EVERY FAT JOKE MAN TO MAN GETS TROTTED OUT LIKE ITS GETS TROTTED OUT LIKE ITS SOMETHING NEW AND EXCITING IN SOMETHING NEW AND EXCITING IN ITS NASTINESS.
I COULD GET CAUGHT UP IN THEM. I COULD GET CAUGHT UP IN THEM.
THEY DONT KNOW ME, I KNOW ME. THEY DONT KNOW ME, I KNOW ME.
I LOVE THAT LINE. I LOVE THAT LINE.
AND YOUR FASHION, LETS TALK FOR AND YOUR FASHION, LETS TALK FOR
A MINUTE ABOUT BEING A FASHION A MINUTE ABOUT BEING A FASHION
ICON DESPITE ALL THE SHAME ICON DESPITE ALL THE SHAME
PEOPLE TRY TO PUT ON YOU, THEY PEOPLE TRY TO PUT ON YOU, THEY
SUGGEST THERE ARE RULES FOR SUGGEST THERE ARE RULES FOR
OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE. OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE. DONT SHOW YOUR ARMS. DONT SHOW YOUR ARMS.>>DONT WEAR COLOR, DONT SHOW
YOUR ARMS, YOU DONT WANT TO BE YOUR ARMS, YOU DONT WANT TO BE
SEEN, OH, AGAIN, THATS — THEY SEEN, OH, AGAIN, THATS — THEY
FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE SEEING, YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE SEEING, YOU
KNOW, PLUS-SIZE PEOPLE. KNOW, PLUS-SIZE PEOPLE.
WHETHER THEYRE COMFORTABLE IN WHETHER THEYRE COMFORTABLE IN
THEIR SKIN OR CLOTHING AND BOTH. THEIR SKIN OR CLOTHING AND BOTH.
I CANT ATTACH TO THAT. I CANT ATTACH TO THAT.
OUR PERCEPTIONS, ARE OUR OUR PERCEPTIONS, ARE OUR
REALITIES. REALITIES.>>IM WEARING LATEX.>>IM WEARING LATEX.>>WHO CARES, ITS LATEX, JUST A>>WHO CARES, ITS LATEX, JUST A DIFFERENT MATERIAL. DIFFERENT MATERIAL. WHY — EVERYBODY WAS UP IN ARMS. WHY — EVERYBODY WAS UP IN ARMS.>>LOOK AT THIS, ITS SO GREAT.>>LOOK AT THIS, ITS SO GREAT.>>I DONT UNDERSTAND IT.>>I DONT UNDERSTAND IT. WHAT IS OFFENSIVE — COME ON. WHAT IS OFFENSIVE — COME ON.>>CAN YOU TELL THE STORY YOU>>CAN YOU TELL THE STORY YOU WERE AT THE AWARDS SHOW, AND WHO WERE AT THE AWARDS SHOW, AND WHO WAS COMING OVER TO KISS YOU AND WAS COMING OVER TO KISS YOU AND WHAT DID YOU SAY TO HIM? WHAT DID YOU SAY TO HIM?>>WE WERE PRESENTING HUGH>>WE WERE PRESENTING HUGH JACKMAN AN AWARD FOR “LOGAN,”
AND I WHISPERED IN HIS EAR.,” AND I WHISPERED IN HIS EAR.
MY DRESS IS LUBED UP. MY DRESS IS LUBED UP.
HES LIKE, WHAT? HES LIKE, WHAT?
>>ITS LATEX, AND ITS LUBED>>ITS LATEX, AND ITS LUBED
UP, AND I DONT WANT TO GET IT UP, AND I DONT WANT TO GET IT
ON YOUR SUIT. ON YOUR SUIT.
HES LIKE, RIGHT, RIGHT. HES LIKE, RIGHT, RIGHT.
I DONT EVER WANT TO SAY THAT I DONT EVER WANT TO SAY THAT
AGAIN BECAUSE IT WAS AWKWARD, AGAIN BECAUSE IT WAS AWKWARD,
AND HARD TO HANDLE.