Sterling Ok. Brown stated he was honored to make historical past Sunday evening as the primary black actor to win a Golden Globe for finest actor in a TV drama.
“I’ve by no means been the primary brother to do something,” he stated backstage.
“I used to be the fourth pupil council president — the fourth black one — at my highschool. I used to be just like the second black JV captain of my basketball workforce. However to lastly be, like, the primary of one thing is actually one thing as a result of I by no means thought-about myself to be a trailblazer,” he stated.
“I simply attempt to stand in my fact on a regular basis. And if I come from a spot of fact, that is all I can do. I can not fear about making an attempt to be Jackie Robinson or anyone else, however I am honored,” he stated.
“I sit up for seeing another person rise up right here and maintain this trophy — not 75 years from now,” he stated.
He gushed about his two younger sons, ages 6 and a pair of, calling them his “every part.”
And he stated his personal mother’s steerage helped inform his portrayal of Randall Pearson, the adoptive son of a white household, in “That is Us.”
“Rising up for me, my mother all the time informed me, ‘You must work twice as arduous to get simply as far. The way in which the world goes to react and reply to you shouldn’t be going to be the identical for a few of your white counterparts. So if you see little boys taking part in round, horsing round and moving into bother, you don’t have the identical latitude essentially to get into the identical type of bother with the identical repercussions. The repercussions for you could be totally different,’” he recalled.