In an exclusive interview with ET, Metz also talked about breaking into Hollywood
with her standout role as Kate Pearson on NBC's This Is Us
. "For a long time it was like, 'Oh, you're too heavy. I don't know if you can make it in this business,’ or, 'You know what? You're too pretty to play the big girl.' I don't even know what that means," she recounted, adding that many producers
, executives and casting directors in the industry believe that "plus-size women can't be attractive because nobody wants to be intimate or love a plus-size woman or a plus-size guy."