Magazine article Variety

Sterling K. Brown: 'I Still Live in My Little House ... and I Still Change Diapers.'

Magazine article Variety

Sterling K. Brown: 'I Still Live in My Little House ... and I Still Change Diapers.'

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You acted for years before "People v. O.J." Has the role changed your life?

I believe it has, but I'm still sort of in the midst of witnessing what that change is. I just got finished doing a movie about Thurgood Marshall, which was a wonderful opportunity. I still live in my little, 1,400-square-foot house, and I still change diapers.

What was it about Randall, the character you play in "This Is Us," that appealed?

He's adopted. He's looking for his biological father in the pilot. I've been without my father for 30 years. He passed away when I was a young man. So the idea of trying to reconnect with a father figure is something that resonates with me.

What have you learned from this experience?

I look at my castmates from "People v. O.J." and the media blitz that has come from the miniseries - [I look at] how they've conducted themselves. Some people, like Cuba, take their clothes offand go dancing in nightclubs. Then other people don't. So I try to take the lead of the people that don't - not that I mind taking my shirt offfrom time to time. …

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