Chrissy's contract states that she must lose weight in the trajectory of the character she plays on the show. When I found out about this news, I started planning my hate letter to NBC. After reading the full article I found out that Chrissy was happy to sign the contract. The actress explained that it's a win-win situation.
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In the ninth episode of the show's first season, "The Trip" we see Kate, Kevin and Randall, "The Big Three" drive to their family cabin to let off some steam. Kate gets upset after Olivia and her friends arrive. Kevin invited Olivia without telling Kate.
According to Olivia, the family is holding Kevin back from what he could be. She also tells Kate that she's scared to lose weight and still be the same person. Kevin ends up checking Olivia.
Me when Kevin read Olivia for filth after she tried coming for Kate #ThisIsUs @ChrissyMetz @justinhartley pic.twitter.com/5nMjFIkLeE— Kai C. (@kay_aye_eye) November 30, 2016
Kevin insults Olivia and she storms out. Later, Kevin admits to Kate that she was right about Olivia.