'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz Poses in Red Swimsuit For Pin-Up Photo Shoot

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Chrissy Metz had an adorable reaction to being asked to pose for the April issue of Harper's Bazaar.

“When I first heard Harper's Bazaar wanted me to be sexy," the This Is Us star recalls to the magazine. "I was like, 'Who, me?' I knew y'all were edgy but this is incredible -- it's validation."

"What an amazing honor and privilege full of self discovery!" she later tweeted. "Thank you, thank you, thank you, @harpersbazaarus for this feature and fun!

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Metz looks quite glamorous in the photo spread, which includes her sporting a red swimsuit as well as a sleeveless, pinup girl-style polka dot sundress. "I want to wear something because I love it," the 36-year-old actress says of her style. "Not because it follows the rules."

Harper's Bazaar

"Like, if I ever end up on the worst-dressed list, it's not going to make me fall apart," she adds. "I want to look great and feel good and be comfortable, but at the same time, none of this really matters. This is the fun stuff."

The TV star further exclaims that it's high-time everyone be recognized in the entertainment industry. "There's more room for all of us now," Metz says. "No matter our sexuality, race, body size, gender or whatever else."

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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."

Here's more of ET's candid interview with Metz:

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