Talented actress Chrissy Metz played the role of Kate Pearson for six seasons of the popular drama This Is Us. While many tears were shed in the series finale, the actress, singer and writer is looking ahead. In fact, while Chrissy was sad the show is over, she is starting a brand new chapter in her life.
This Is Us star Chrissy Metz looking ahead
While Chrissy Metz is sad the show is over, she is looking forward to a multi-city music tour, starting on August 9. Metz will be performing at City Wineries across Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City. Boston, Chicago, Atlanta and Nashville.
The Emmy nominee was interviewed prior to hitting the road to find out more about her latest projects. Meanwhile, it was also a chance to reflect on the final episodes of her popular NBC family drama, This Is Us.
A new chapter in her life
Speaking to TV Insider, Metz explained that she is starting a new chapter in her life. She said she has been writing for several years and finds it thrilling, scary and wonderful to finally share it in real-time. While this is a gift to her, she also has an amazing band, set to play at great venues. Chrissy said City Wineries are great locations to play and she is excited about that.
Meanwhile, she does admit to being nervous about the tour. While she has played shows before, to play a seven-city tour is “another thing.” While she will be playing a couple of covers, Metz says most of the show is original songs. She explained, saying:
Oh, I want people to like them. I want people to be inspired and I want them to leave feeling good.
Metz added that this is a beautiful bonus because all we want is to be validated. She hopes that through her “heart and soul people will be moved.”
Chrissy Metz on venues on her wish list
While the tour is set for several locations, Chrissy was asked if there are other venues on her wish list. She said that she has played the Opry a couple of times before. In fact, she hopes to play enough there to be potentially considered for membership. However, the Ryman is another venue, where she had a tour date scheduled before COVID hit.
Chrissy admits there are a lot of venues she would love to play at and admitted that she would play in someone’s backyard. In fact, she says it isn’t so much about the venue, but more about being able to play music and have someone listen to her.
Returning to the tour, Metz was asked if any of the This Is Us covers are on the setlist. She replied saying maybe, adding, “I will say there is a little homage to the show for sure.”
Does Chrissy Metz miss filming?
When asked if she missed filming This Is Us, Metz compared it to a grieving process. She said you miss something terribly, as well as the people and almost a decade of your life. In fact, she finds it weird not to be filming but said they do all chat and Facetime, but she misses everyone. When she is getting ready for the day she sometimes thinks, “Oh, right, I don’t have to be somewhere.” However, she says it is all the feelings.
Metz was then asked if she would consider returning to her role as Kate Pearson if Dan Fogelman came up with a new idea. Maybe he could come up with a spinoff, reunion special or a movie? Chrissy said there is always more to a story. In fact, she said it is amazing how Dan and the writers decided to end with this chapter. While there is something empowering to say, “I’m going to tell this particular aspect of this family story,” life does still go on.
In fact, she says this is what is really cool about it. Essentially, it could never really end. Chrissy said she would “love a movie” or maybe a little reunion, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
Music or acting?
Metz was asked if she is more interested in pursuing music or if there is hope for more acting. She responded, saying it is interesting, as she wants to do a lot. In fact, she does want to continue with music, but would also like to be involved in TV and film. Moreover, she would love to produce or write for the screen.