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Music and acting are similar, says Chrissy Metz

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Chrissy Metz thinks music and acting are "so similar".
The 41-year-old actress is taking her musical talents on tour, and Chrissy thinks there are actually lots of similarities between singing and acting.
Chrissy - who played Kate Pearson in 'This Is Us' - shared: "I love acting and telling stories and relating to the characters, and then helping other people relate to them, but music and acting are so similar. Acting is really a song without actual instrumentation behind it. A monologue is a song - it's just a story that we're all telling."
Chrissy is best-known for her acting talents, but she's 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 to Nashville for, gosh, five years now - ever since the second season of 'This Is Us'.
"I met Jason Halpert - who was Kelly Clarkson's musical director - and he said, 'I don't know how to say this to you but literally a voice is telling me to ask you about music.' I was like, 'Oh my gosh … I want to sing country music.' I got to write with some incredible songwriters, and I realised, 'Oh, this is what I want to do.' I'm so happy in a writers' room collaborating with people I've never met before and four hours later having a song that could completely change someone's life."
Chrissy is also taking lessons from her acting work into her music.
She said: "Being able to grow my confidence and my vulnerability in a very deep way through the show has made me only want to share my heart and soul in a very real way, as opposed to just doing it through a character.
"The music is really about feeling through the healing and getting on the other side of it. The only way to go is through, and sometimes that means a lot of heartache and love and loss. The bigger picture of life and forgiveness."