Chrissy Metz Wants a 'This Is Us' Sex Scene...Even If It 'Offends People'
Pictured: (l-r) Chris Sullivan as Toby Damon, Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson
Chrissy Metz wants to appear in a sex scene on This is Us.
The 36-year-old actress voiced her hope that her character, Kate, and Toby (Chris Sullivan) will share a steamy scene in Season 2 of the NBC series.
"When are they going to have sex, guys? On screen," she told People. "I want it on screen—I guess it'll offend people, still. But fat people do have sex, for the record."
Metz has been a vocal advocate for body-positivity since taking on the role of Kate, a personal assistant struggling with her weight. She recently starred in a pin-up shoot for Harper's Bazaar and discussed her own road to self-confidence.
"When I first heard Harper's Bazaar wanted me to be sexy, I was like, 'Who, me?' I knew y'all were edgy but this is incredible—it's validation," the star told the magazine. "I can get into this now because I finally have the confidence."
"I'm on this journey to inspire people, and to encourage them," she added of the show. "We are all deserving of true happiness, so it's much more than just acting."
This is Us, which co-stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia as Kate's parents, Rebecca and Jack, aired its Season 1 finale Tuesday. Metz was among those to react to the emotional episode on Twitter.
"Just sobbing at our finale event because of these two @TheMandyMoore & @MiloVentimiglia. My goodness that was amazing!" she wrote.
— Chrissy Metz (@ChrissyMetz) March 15, 2017
By Annie Martin
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.