The Scoop on Actress, Rebecca Metz

Rebecca Metz is best known for her roles as Tressa on FX’s Better Things, and Jenna on Disney Channel’s Coop & Cami Ask the World. She has also had many guest performances in shows such as Shameless, Grey’s Anatomy, and This Is Us. However, reaching new heights of success didn’t come overnight. Rebecca shares how she has grown as an actress, what it’s like to be on set, and her future plans. Also, check out this Coop & Cami popsocket and Better Things t-shirt!

It all started with 17 years of working a typical 9:00-5:00 job

Before her acting career was in full swing, Rebecca was working full-time office jobs. She knew that being an actress wasn’t simply going to be handed to her. Hard work was necessary to get where she is today. Rebecca knew that this is what she wanted to do and didn’t give up on her dream. 

“I worked full-time office jobs for 17 years while I was building all of those credits on all of those shows.”

Rebecca Metz

When I get something in my head that I really want to do– this was the life I wanted. And people close to me know that once I get something like that in my head I’m probably not going to stop.”

Rebecca Metz

Getting to a point of loving the audition process

The audition process has been a huge part of Rebecca’s life. She is grateful for each opportunity. While not every audition resulted in a “yes”, some led to appearances on our favorite shows such as Shameless, Grey’s Anatomy, and This Is Us. Rebecca also shares that she had to get to a point where she loved auditioning. When you reach this point, people in the room can really feel this from you. 

“I had to get to a place where I loved auditioning. That’s most of your job, for at least the early part of your career. I had to find a way to love doing it, so that whether I got the job or not, I felt good about it.

Rebecca Metz

Differences and similarities between her two roles

Starring as Tressa in Better Things and Jenna in Coop & Cami Ask the World, these two shows are very different. Both shows include single, working mothers, but the characters have their own unique styles. 

It’s interesting because they are very different shows. Coop & Cami is a traditional sit-com setup and multi-camera. And Better Things is single camera. The processes are really different– like the schedules and the process of production are really different.”

Rebecca Metz

It is usually pretty easy for Rebecca to go back and forth between the two roles. The writing of the two shows are very different, and adding in hair and makeup always helps get in character.  

To some degree you have to just trust everything around you– like the writing is very different. Just saying those words, you’re going to be in a different place.

Rebecca Metz
Cast of Coop & Cami Ask the World
COOP AND CAMI ASK THE WORLD – “Pilot” (Disney Channel/Eric McCandless)

A sneak-peak of what we can see in the future for Coop & Cami Ask the World and Better Things

She wasn’t allowed to share too much, but Rebecca does tell us that the end of this season for Coop & Cami has a big surprise.

There’s some ridiculous outfits coming up! And the end of this season has a really nice surprise.

Rebecca Metz

With four seasons of Better Things, Rebecca shares that she hopes there will be another season. The fanbase of the show is growing, so she anticipates that the show will keep growing also. Rebecca also talks about how Better Things is such a special show and a lot of fans say it is like something they have never seen before. 

I don’t know how to describe [Better Things]. It’s just a really special show… We have a really devoted and growing fanbase. So I hope that means another season.

Rebecca Metz

Forming authentic relationships with cast-mates

Being an actress has led to the formation of great friendships for Rebecca. Having real relationships with the people you work with leads to authenticity on screen.

I’ve become good good friends with so many people from [the Better Things] set. The process of it is such a pleasure… We love spending time together… and we love seeing each other, and I really think you can feel that on screen.”

Rebecca Metz

Rebecca also shares with us what it’s like with her cast-mates offset and how they enjoy spending time together.

If we’re not on set working together, we’re back in craft services sitting around talking and being shushed because we’re making too much noise!”

Rebecca Metz

Being creative, even when not on set

Rebecca talks about how she is always finding some outlet to stay creative. In between filming or on a day off, she enjoys cooking, baking, and jewelry making. She is also involved with an improv theater in L.A to keep her creative juices flowing!

“I think it’s important to have things that I am doing that are creative that are not tied to making money.

Rebecca Metz
Actress, Rebecca Metz
COOP & CAMI ASK THE WORLD (Disney Channel/Craig Sjodin)

Rebecca has reached new heights in her acting career. She continued to have perseverance and dedication while reaching her dreams of becoming an actress. 

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