BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. • Sterling K. Brown was front and center Thursday when NBC celebrated super-hit “This Is Us” with a panel for TV critics meeting in Los Angeles.
The St. Louis native sat next to creator Dan Fogelman and just down from Mandy Moore, who plays his on-screen mom, and Milo Ventimiglia, his TV dad in the family drama, set in several time periods.
Brown, who took home the Emmy last year as supporting actor in a limited series for FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” is nominated this year as lead actor in a drama series for “This Is Us.”
Ventimiglia is nominated in the same category, but Brown, a graduate of Country Day School (now MICDS), has a lot of buzz to win on Sept. 17.
For now, though, he and his castmates are focused on shooting the new season of a show NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt calls “our big breakout of the season” and “the kind of game changer” that doesn’t come along often.
When delayed viewership and streaming is factored in, “This Is Us” “now currently ranks as the No. 5 entertainment show in total viewers on all of television, broadcasting or cable,” Greenblatt boasted.
But Brown says his life “hasn’t changed that much.” He still goes home to play superheroes with his sons, and he still makes grocery runs.
“I feel like I live pretty much the same life I did before,” he said. “Every once in a while, when I pop into Vons (market) to pick up some bananas, I’ll get into prolonged conversations about the show, but I just say ‘thank you’ and then get my bananas to my kids.”
Creator Dan Fogelman and the…
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