Sterling K. BrownThe popularity of exploded because American Crime Story: The People against O.J. Simpson This is Us. His fame brings him many accolades and more opportunities to meet famous people. Brown recently spoke about his encounter with one of the greatest actresses ever to live.
Sterling K. Brown is Starstruck
Promotional tour Jesus Christ, please! Save Your Soul.The show is currently in full swing. Brown stars alongside Regina Hall, in a comedy written by Jordan Peele. The film will be available in theaters and at Peacock starting September 2.
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Stopping by the Tonight ShowBrown talked to Meryl Streep, the GOAT. He met her for the first and only time at New York City’s Public Theater. Brown doesn’t specify a year, but he did attend New York University around the turn of the millennium, so that would make the most sense. Brown was in awe of Streep, who was there to attend her own event.
Brown explains the process of acting out the scene. “I was just standing there like, ‘It’s Streep, y’all.’ And she’s just talking, being regular old Streep, and I’m like, ‘No, I can’t, I don’t know.”Brown said that he was so astonished by his experience. “I couldn’t talk. I just lurked. I was weird. I was a creeper.”
Despite this lurking and two other chance meetings, Brown says he’s yet to be formally introduced to the Kramer vs. Kramer star. “I’m looking forward to somebody who knows both of us to hopefully give me an introduction,’ Brown says. Jimmy Fallon seemed to agree, saying, “I think you two will hit it off.”
If you’re curious, Streep has visited the Tonight Show three times: once with Fallon in 2015, once with Jay Leno in 1998, and she even managed a show with Conan O’Brien during his all-too-brief stint in 2009. Streep generally prefers CBS programs, having gone on David Letterman’s Late Show six times, and Stephen Colbert’s show twice. Fallon presumably won’t be the man to introduce Brown to Streep.
Another Starstruck Moment
There’s actually footage of Sterling K. Brown getting starstruck in real-time. Brown was the 2018 Golden Globe winner This is Us. Oprah Winfrey was present to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. She sat in front row. Brown was overcome with emotion when he walked up, and the first thing he did to honor Winfrey was to cry.
Winfrey smiled at her from the front row, as he reverently mentioned her name. Winfrey later met him for an interview in 2021. He and Streep may be able to have a conversation one day.