Almost all famous people have a pre-fame story about how they were so broke before their big break that they had to eat ramen-style flour paste strips seasoned with the salt from their tears for every meal. Chrissy Metz, aka Kate from This Is Us, knows the struggle of being a broke actor all too well.
Chrissy told Glamour magazine about her bank account woes during a recent interview. Chrissy says she grew up sans-money in Florida, which is living life on expert level. Once she got to Los Angeles, she lived with five other girls in a two-bedroom apartment in Burbank. Eventually she landed a role on American Horror Story: Freak Show, but she didn’t get any work for a year afterwards. By the time she booked This Is Us, Chrissy claims she had a mere 81 cents in her bank account. My bank account just scoffed “So? Get back to me when you try to use your card on a single Timbit and it gets declined.”
But don’t cry for Chrissy. She’s got that NBC cash now. Plus This Is Us just got renewed for a second and third season, which means she’s also got that sweet, sweet job security.
Thankfully for Chrissy, she lived in Burbank. There’s a giant IKEA in Burbank (and about to be an even bigger one), and that place can come in real handy when your wallet is light. Chrissy’s 81 cents would truly go far there. She could get her a nutritious IKEA hotdog and a water cup that she could sneakily fill up with lingonberry soda when no one is looking.