Music and acting are similar, says Chrissy Metz | Entertainment News
Chrissy Metz thinks the music and acting are “so similar”.
The 41-year-old actress takes her musical talents on tour, and Chrissy thinks there are actually a lot of similarities between singing and acting.
Chrissy – who played Kate Pearson in ‘This Is Us’ – shared: “I love to act and tell stories and relate to the characters and then help others relate to them, but music and acting are so similar. Playing is really a song with no real instrumentation behind. A monologue is a song – it’s just a story we all tell.
Chrissy is best known for her acting skills, but she’s actually been working on her music for a long time.
She told PEOPLE: “Some people don’t know that I’ve been going back and forth in Nashville for, my God, five years now – since the second season of ‘This Is Us’.
“I met Jason Halpert – who was Kelly Clarkson’s musical director – and he was like, ‘I don’t know how to tell you this, but literally a voice is telling me to ask you about the music.’ I was like, ‘Oh my God…I want to sing country music.’ I had to write with amazing songwriters and I realized, “Oh, that’s what I want to do.
“I’m so happy in a writers room to collaborate with people I’ve never met before and four hours later to have a song that could completely change someone’s life.”
Chrissy also takes lessons from her acting work in her music.
She said, “Being able to develop my confidence and vulnerability in very deep ways throughout the show made me want to share my heart and soul in a very real way, instead of just doing it through a character.
“Music is really about feeling the healing and moving on to the other side.”