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'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz Opens up about Season 5 Storyline Involving Her Character's Past

Afouda Bamidele
Oct 11, 2020
06:00 A.M.
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Chrissy Metz, the star of the hit show "This Is Us" has spilled some juicy secrets about the show's 5th season and it involves her character's past.

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Christine Michelle Metz, best known professionally as Chrissy Metz, became a fan-favorite with her role as Kate Pearson on the popular TV show "This Is Us." The actress recently shared some insight as to what the 5th season had in store for her character.

The 5th season of the show is set to premiere on October 27 after the 4th season left fans with an unforgettable family feud between the Pearson brothers - Kevin, played by Justin Hartley, and Randall, played by Sterling K. Brown.

Chrissy Metz at The 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Chrissy Metz at The 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

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Metz who plays Kate, their sister, revealed that while her character was stuck in the middle of her brothers' fight, she would also be dealing with problems from her past.

The hit TV series would also be focusing on present-day events like the ongoing pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests.

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According to the actress, the present state of her character was due to certain events from Kate's past that she was unable to overcome.

The event in question seemed to be so shocking that the show's creator, Dan Fogelman even reached out to the 40-year-old to ensure that she was comfortable with him telling the story.

While fans will have to wait in anticipation for the juicy details of Kate's past, there were other interesting facts about the show's 5th season such as a two-hour episode to kick start the show.

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The hit TV series would also be focusing on present-day events like the ongoing pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests and it will also focus on the past of other characters like Randall and Rebecca, played by Mandy Moore.

As for the fight between the Pearson brothers, fans should not expect a reconciliation any time soon. The series will also catch up on the plot from season 4 including Rebecca's bad health, Kate and Toby's adoption outcome, and Kevin's approaching fatherhood.

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The fact that the stars were able to pull off their family roles remarkably could have something to do with how close they were off-set.

Earlier this year, the 40-year-old actress divulged that the cast members of the show stayed in contact with each other especially during the pandemic, where they even had a zoom call.

The show's 5th season promises to have a lot of surprises and twists focusing on the outcome of the rift between the Pearson brothers, but most importantly the dark secrets that lie in Kate's past.

Metz teased fans by disclosing that the news about her character's past was something the show had been preparing for a while and they should be prepared for the unexpected.

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