If you loved Sterling K. Brown’s Emmy winning work on The People v. O.J. Simpson, his latest show This Is Us premieres on NBC Tuesday, September 20 (10/9c). Co-starring Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore, the program centers on several people who share the same birthday. With Dan Fogelman, co-writer of Crazy, Stupid, Love and director/scribe of Danny Collins, serving as the showrunner, This Is Us will should hit on all creative cylinders. In the video below, Brown talks about how he personally relates to his character’s journey in This Is Us.
The fact that he can’t even remember that he actually took his child to a fire station. It tells you more about where (Randall) was at that point in time in (his) life than anything else. And even in the midst of all that, Randall still has this desire to reconnect with this man because it’s all he’s got.
He’s got two little girls who could possibly have a relationship with their grandfather. And as a man who lost his dad when I was 10 years old . . . I understand that void of understanding that things can be going great and be fantastic but wouldn’t it be nice if my dad was here? – Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown’s complete answer is featured in the video below:
Have you seen The People v. O.J. Simpson and are you excited for This Is Us? Were you familiar with Brown’s work on various stage productions such as Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 and 3), Macbeth, and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui? Feel free to comment below!!