These two “This Is Us” cast members are and will be spreading some inspirational words to the young ones.
For People magazine’s World’s Most Beautiful issue, Chrissy Metz and Susan Kelechi Watson wrote a letter for their teenage selves. The actresses once struggled to fit in and looked for self-love during their formative years.
In her letter, Metz reminded her young self that she is as important and beautiful as the girl on the cheerleading team. She stated that hair color, clothes, and curves do not make any difference, and that life is not a competition.
“Stop comparing yourself to anyone or anything,” wrote the actress who plays Kate Pearson in the highly-acclaimed NBC series.
“We are all on our own journey and YOU are the driver. There will be bumps in the road, detours to be taken and pit stops will have to be made, but you’ve got to fill ‘er up and keep going,” she went on to say.
The 36-year-old star also mentioned the essentials of being open-minded, courageous, and having self-control.
As for the actress who portrays Randall Pearson’s (Sterling K. Brown) wife Beth, Watson warned her teenage self that she will lose five “great” women in her life, which include her twin sister, best friend, aunt, cousin, and her godmother.
“Not an easy time in your life, kiddo, but you will survive … and who they were will make you better,” she wrote.
She then described each woman and the lessons she learned from them. In spite of her brokenness, she affirmed to herself that she would survive.
“You will remind yourself to take their gems and distribute them as generously as they did with you. In your life and in your art, they will make you better,” Watson asserted.
Actress Mandy Moore reportedly wrote her own letter, as well.
Meanwhile, NBC has not announced the premiere date of the second season of “This Is Us,” but it is scheduled to air in the fall.