Since it first aired in 2016, the show has been a major success among both its dedicated viewers and the critics. The cast of the series has been highly commended by reviewers, as their remarkable performances earned them several award nominations and wins.
Although Chrissy is quite a familiar face in Hollywood now, when she began her way on This Is Us, she was still a newcomer in the industry, having done very few roles until then. But despite being relatively anonymous among the viewers, she still managed to make her character a true fan favorite with the show’s fans, as her talent shone through the role.
Her character, Kate Pearson, is one of the triplets of the family. Her journey on the series has many similarities to what Chrissy has gone through in her personal life, making it all the more believable. Like Chrissy, Kate also goes through struggles with her weight, and having to deal with the complex relationship she has with her mother. Kate also has to face her father’s devastating death, while trying to nurture a career in singing.
After snagging the role of Kate on the show, Chrissy rose to fame due to her sincere and raw portrayal of the character, which completely swept away the viewers. One of the things that enabled her to really tap into Kate’s emotional journey, is having dealt with some great obstacles in her own life. Other than a long struggle with her own weight, the talented actress has dealt with bullying as a child, mental issues like anxiety and depression, and also financial difficulties. Things got so bad, that by the time Chrissy was cast as Kate Pearson on This Is Us, she had gone down to only 81 cents in the bank.
After everything she’s dealt with on her journey to the top, Chrissy is genuinely thankful for making it – and makes sure to reach out to people who might be going through similar difficulties, and letting them know they’re not alone.
The actress is also shattering stigmas regarding what counts as beauty in Hollywood, setting an example of how you don’t have to be model-thin to be stunning or to succeed. She constantly tells her fans, and anyone who’s listening, to love themselves no matter what.
Chrissy has sure gone through a lot on her way to fame – from facing bullies and naysayers, to dealing with debt and crashing in friends’ homes, and finally becoming one of Hollywood’s greatest inspirations.