Chrissy Metz wants you to know that a number should never define you – not in weight, not in salary, not in anything.
The "American Horror Story" alum appears on Monday's episode of "The Real," where she opens up about what it means to be a plus-size actress in the new NBC dramedy, "This Is Us."
"It's one of those things where I'm like, 'Wow, [here's] an incredible show and it's on network television and this woman is actually remotely attractive and she's plus size and she has a, you know, potential love interest,'" she tells host Jeannie Mai.
Chrissy says her weight has been a struggle her whole life, but it hasn't stopped the bubbly brunette from reaching her goals in the acting world.
"I've been battling weight since, oh my gosh, I don't know – three – three or four. It's been an issue for me," she admits. "And I think I've said this before, but we ... so many people feel as if they're defined by a number – whether it's their salary or whether it's the number on the scale – and we're so much more than that, right?"
Even though she humbly shies away from the idea that she's a role model for plus-size women, Chrissy says she's grateful for the platform she's been given.
Catch the whole inspiring interview below, and be sure to check out the premiere of "This is Us" Sept. 20 on NBC.