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Chrissy Metz Defends Chris Sullivan's Fat Suit on 'This Is Us'

Chrissy Metz Defends Chris Sullivan's Fat Suit on 'This Is Us'

Chris Sullivan wears extra padding while playing Toby on This Is Us and his co-star and on-screen love interest Chrissy Metz is defending the decision to cast him in the role.

The Golden Globe-nominated actress spoke out during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night (February 16) in New York City.

“We tested a lot of gentlemen who were bigger, and I get it. Like, people think the authenticity is kind of ruined by that. But Chris has been heavier, so I think he understands the plight of being overweight,” Chrissy said.

“Also he was the best man for the job. And people wear prosthetics all the time — this happened to be weight as opposed to, like, a nose or a chin,” she added. “It’s just kind of the name of the game.”


Chrissy Metz Talks Chris Sullivan’s ‘This Is Us’ Fat Suit – WWHL
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