Chrissy Metz Had 81 Cents In Bank Until She Got Role On ‘This Is Us’

We love the show ‘This is Us’ and Chrissy Metz is AMAZING but she only just recently was able to start paying her car payment on time. Hear what she said about surviving on ramen and being broke…

If Chrissy looks familiar, you may have seen her on American Horror Story’s season of Freakshow:

Unfortunately the role in AHS: Freakshow didn’t turn into her “big break.” That came when she got cast in one our favorite new shows, ‘This Is Us’.

Toofab.com posted their interview with Chrissy and she was brutally honest about how humble her life was before she got her role on the hit TV show ‘This Is Us’:

On life after AHS: Freakshow:

“I kept auditioning, with no savings and no money, credit card debt gaining interest. I went on unemployment. I bought ramen noodles at dollar stores. I never had to — God forbid — live on the streets; I moved in with a roommate who told me, ‘Stay with me until you can afford rent. Don’t give up. People who supported me were like, ‘If you don’t have money for food, I’ll cook you dinner. You don’t have money for acting class? Let’s get together and read lines.’ I am so grateful that I had such an amazing support system, but when I booked ‘This Is Us’ I had 81 cents in my bank account. I could cry right now just thinking about it.”

Chrissy said that NOW she has enough to buy her “first pair of Alexander McQueen shoes.”

We’re so glad that she didn’t give up on acting because we couldn’t imagine ‘This Is Us’ without her.

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