"Even though she's white, I know she got a little bit of black in her."
It seems there are more talents in Chrissy Metz's repertoire than just acting and singing.
While speaking with TooFab at the premiere of Metz's new film "Breakthrough," her "This Is Us" co-stars Eris Baker, Niles Fitch and longtime friend Tahj Mowry revealed what people would be surprised to know about the actress and what she's taught them.
Fitch, who plays teenage Randall on the NBC drama, said he's learned much from Metz from her story alone, after she entered Hollywood pretty much broke.
"Her story has taught me a lot," Fitch told TooFab. "Her going from where she was at an agency, to then not having hardly any money and then getting that call that she booked 'This Is Us.' That determination, that's what she's taught me."
"And she's hilarious," he added. "Really that determination about where she came from to where she is now."
Not only did Fitch say Metz has a great sense of humor, but named her one of the funniest people on the "This Is Us" set.
"She's top 3 funniest people on set easily," he said. "I'd say it's Mr. Jon Huertas, it's Chrissy in there -- this isn't in order -- and obviously I got to put myself in there."
Like Fitch, young "This Is Us" actress Eris Baker gushed about her co-star. Baker, 13, who plays Tess Pearson on the series, told TooFab she looks up to Metz.
"[Metz] is so talented," she beamed. "She definitely taught me that, I think just to always be yourself. She's just like a genuinely nice, down to earth person. When you walk into the room, she just gets everyone excited. She's that type of person."
Another one of Metz's friends at the premiere was former child star Tahj Mowry, who told TooFab he's known her for years.
When asked what people would be surprised to know about his pal, the "Smart Guy" alum replied, "Even though she's white, I know she got a little bit of black in her. I know she got a little bit of black in her."
"She got a lot of flavor," he added. "She got a lot of flavor."
"Breakthrough", which is Metz's first role in a feature film, follows the inspirational true story and miracle about a mother Joyce Smith (Metz), who, after her adopted son John is presumed dead after falling through an icy Missouri lake, uses the power of faith and love to bring a community together to save her child.