This is so inspirational! Wow!
This Is Us‘ Chrissy Metz is proof positive that you should never, ever, ever give up on your dreams!
The actress struggled to make it in the entertainment industry for years, and even considered giving it all up when making ends meet was near impossible.
In a short essay posted to Glamour.com, the 36-year-old chronicles how difficult the journey was, and that she only had 81 cents in her bank account when she landed the role of a lifetime on the hit NBC show!
“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├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥God forbid├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥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 also described how much her life has changed since her reversal of fortune:
“Getting the role of Kate has changed everything. It’s crazy to go from not having enough money to buy food to getting free dinners. Why is it that when you really need something, you don’t have it? And when you can afford it, you have a surplus of it? You may think, “Ooh, you’re on TV, you’re a millionaire!” No. It’s definitely a lot more than I was making, but I still live with my roommate├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥though I pay my proper share of the rent now. Meeting my car payment on time? That’s new. I paid my friends and my stepdad back. And three months ago I finally paid my credit cards off! Funny, but I still get buyer’s remorse├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥I just got my first pair of Alexander McQueen shoes; I’m so convinced I shouldn’t have bought them, I still haven’t busted them out of the box.”
Aww! You deserve to treat yourself once in a while, girl!
What a story, though! We’re so glad she has finally had her much-deserved success!
Read her full tale HERE!
[Image via WENN.]