This Is Us actress Chrissy Metz, who is starring in the upcoming DeVon Franklin produced faith based film The Impossible is revealing her heartbreaking story of being abused by her stepfather as a child in her new memoir This Is Me.
In an exclusive interview in the latest Edition of PEOPLE magazine, Metz shares an excerpt of her memoir, and opens up about finding success against the odds and finally feeling beautiful.
On the abuse at the hands of her stepfather, Trigger:
“I don’t remember why Trigger hit me the first time. He never punched my face. Just my body, the thing that offended him so much. He shoved me, slapped me, punched my arm. He would hit me if he thought I looked at him wrong. I remember being on the kitchen floor after he knocked me over, and I was begging to know what I did. He just shoved me hard with his foot.”
The abuse got worse when Metz became a teenager:
“When I was fourteen, Trigger began weighing me,” writes Metz. “He’d get the scale from the bathroom and clang it hard on the kitchen floor. ‘Well, get on the damn thing!’ Trigger would yell. ‘This is what you need to know.’ ”
Chrissy’s memoir ‘This Is Me: Loving The Person You Are Today’ will be released March 27th.
Pick up Metz’s People cover on newsstands this Friday.