While it's hard to believe that This Is Us ended its six-season run this past May, fans have come to realize they don't want to watch TV without the Pearson family. With so many taking to social media to express their grief over television's monumental loss, the series finale opened up discussion among fans for a possible spinoff series. But could it ever really come to fruition? Though showrunner Dan Fogelman admitted to Entertainment Tonight that he was "pretty set" on the series finale, Chrissy Metz — who played Kate Pearson — told PopCulture.com exclusively that wherever the creator goes with the show, she'll follow.
"It's so funny. Everybody asks that and part of me is like, 'Yes, of course, I would!' I always want to see more of something I love. We can never get enough of what we like," Metz told PopCulture. "But I don't know if there needs to be some time in between. If there's a reunion show, or even if there's a spinoff of a character who knew one of the Pearsons or something, that could be really cool."
Metz adds that if things do come into manifestation for fans of a spinoff, just "maybe" the cast "could guest star here and there," touting the idea "kind of fun". Projecting an idea of what audiences could see, Metz shares how it could be about a child at the school Kate taught at. "Who knows? But honestly, whatever Dan does, I'm there for. I just adore him and think the world of him," she said.
Sharing how the show has been a humbling honor for her over six seasons, Metz adds that one of the most fulfilling parts of playing Kate Pearson has been "connecting with people in a very real way" over the multigenerational story. "It's not just like, 'Oh, hey, oh my gosh, I know you're on TV!' It's telling these really deep stories of their experiences and their lives, and how the show has impacted each one of those," she said. "I literally cried with people in the chip aisle at the grocery store, or in the bathrooms, or at the airport, wherever people are — that is so special to me. That is why actors — at least for me — is why I wanted to relate to people and I wanted to connect to people and feel the things that I feel when I watch a TV show or a movie or listen to a song. So that is unreal, it's so amazing."
Metz adds how a woman once talked to her in the chip aisle of the grocery store, sharing her relation to the series with adoption. "She was like, 'I didn't know what to do. I didn't know how to raise him in that way, and the show helped me. I mean, I can't even tell you," she said humbled by the moment.
While fans can binge This Is Us on Peacock and Netflix, the multihyphenated performer — who is also about to head out on tour this summer — is navigating her own new journey outside of TV by partnering with Capital One Auto Navigator as a way to help consumers learn more about the ease of car buying with the right tools. It's an aspect of connecting with others she is "grateful" about through hearing how consumers and fans relate to the collaboration. "I think it's really important to be authentic and honest and for me it just made sense," she said. "When you start a new chapter you're starting something new, or you're in the market for a new car, it can be very overwhelming and intimidating, and seemingly insurmountable, and I get those feelings."
Sharing how Capital One Auto Navigator helps consumers with a digital tool that provides all the information necessary before even heading to a dealership, Metz says all of it just "makes sense," which is a helpful way to get around a major purchase moment without anxiety. "I'm all about things making sense and anything that can make our lives easier, especially when we're going into a situation that seems very uncertain," she said. "I know that car buying can feel very intimidating and if you can empower yourself with all the information, you know what you want, you can pre-qualify, it doesn't affect your credit score, all through our digital tool on the app, it's like a no-brainer. So, I just think it's wonderful and for me, easy and very accessible."
Being equally user-friendly while removing the dread, Capital One Auto Navigator allows car buyers to pre-qualify for financing with no impact on their credit score, shop millions of cars from thousands of participating dealerships nationwide, and see their real rate and monthly payment, all in one place and before visiting a dealer. Car buyers can visit Capital One's official website for more information or download the iOS or Android for more information.
Chrissy Metz can be seen live in concert this summer, starting Aug. 9 in Washington, D.C. For tickets, head to her official site for further details, and for more with the singer/songwriter, stick to PopCulture.com for the latest in music, TV and movie news.0comments