"The show's not cynical, it's warm."People stop her in the bathroom and at grocery stores.
Within minutes of Metz's arriving for our brunch meeting at GC Marketplace in the Valley, not far from where she lives, both the café's owner and a handful of fellow diners come over to shake her hand. She tells me how, when her sister Morgana gave birth, Morgana's nurses found out she was related to Metz and made Metz Face Time them to say hello.
At the same time, a number she didn't recognize popped up on her screen.
Following her "anxiety breakdown," as she calls it, she went to a few sessions with a therapist, but mostly got into self-help and spirituality, like reading Deepak Chopra and going to Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City.
("We have different dads; she's tall and thin.") Metz was filling out paperwork for her sister when a former teacher from Metz's school saw her in the waiting room and suggested that Metz audition, too.
"You're here for a reason," Metz recalls the woman saying.
After college, she took a job as a preschool teacher.
One day when Metz was in her early 20s, she tagged along with her younger sister Morgana, then 14, to an open-call audition.