You never know when your breakthrough is coming!
In a recent interview with Glamour magazine, “This Is Us” star Chrissy Metz revealed she was broke as a joke when she landed the NBC hit series.
After her recurring role ended on “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” the 36-year-old actress couldn’t find another gig and times got hard.
I almost moved back to Florida, but my mom said, ‘You can either be miserable here and not pursue your dreams, or you can be miserable in LA and at least pursue what you want.’
So I stayed. I kept auditioning, with no savings and no money, credit card debt gaining interest. I went on unemployment. I bought ramen noodles at dollar stores. I never had to — God forbid — live on the streets; I moved in with a roommate who told me, ‘Stay with me until you can afford rent. Don’t give up.’ People who supported me were like, ‘If you don’t have money for food, I’ll cook you dinner. You don’t have money for acting class? Let’s get together and read lines.’ I am so grateful that I had such an amazing support system, but when I booked ‘This Is Us,’ I had 81 cents in my bank account. I could cry right now just thinking about it.
Good for her! Never give up no matter how bad things look.
Your breakthrough may be right around the corner!
Now, Chrissy is a Golden Globe-nominated actress! Look at God.