Captures from Saturday Night Live

March 15, 2018

Added captures of Sterling’s hosting on Saturday Night Live to the gallery.

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Images from Saturday Night Live

March 14, 2018

I have added stills and bumper images of Sterling from this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live. I especially love these amazing Bumper Images that were taken by Mary Ellen Matthews.

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Sterling Hosting SNL: Season 43 Episode 15

March 11, 2018

In case you missed any of Sterling’s awesome night on SNL!

Opening Monologue

Sterling K. Brown tries – and fails – to not get emotional about hosting Saturday Night Live.

This Is U.S.

NBC presents This Is U.S., the real-life drama happening in our government every day, starring Ben Carson (Sterling K. Brown), Sarah Hucakbee Sanders (Aidy Bryant), Stormy Daniels (Cecily Strong), Jared Kushner (Pete Davidson) and Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon).

Family Feud: Oscars Edition – SNL

Frances McDormand (Kate McKinnon), Guillermo Del Toro (Beck Bennett), Allison Janney (Heidi Gardner) and Jordan Peele (Chris Redd) take on Common (Sterling K. Brown), Sally Hawkins (Melissa Villaseñor), Willem Dafoe (Alex Moffat) and Timothée Chalamet (Pete Davidson).

Family Dinner-Shrek

Justin (Sterling K. Brown) can’t believe his girlfriend’s (Melissa Villaseñor) parents (Aidy Bryant, Beck Bennett) don’t love Shrek.

Doctor Love

A doctor (Sterling K. Brown) can’t stop from getting involved in his patient’s (Beck Bennett) love life.


Campers (Sterling K. Brown, Heidi Gardner, Melissa Villaseñor, Mikey Day, Pete Davidson) try to befriend a Sasquatch when it invades their campsite.

Black Panther New Scene

When T’Challa (Chris Redd) travels to Djalia, he meets his great, great grandfather (Sterling K. Brown), great aunt (Leslie Jones) and Uncle M’Butu (Kenan Thompson).

Movie Coverage

Jason (Sterling K. Brown) has a hard time filming his close-up when the script supervisor (Cecily Strong) reads his co-star’s lines.

Saturday Night Love! The Reviews are in!

March 11, 2018

Last night Sterling made his debut hosting on Saturday Night Live … and the reviews are showering Sterling with lots of Love!

Saturday Night Live Recap: Sterling K. Brown Slays as This Is Us Goes to D.C.

Tonight, This is Us star Sterling K. Brown hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time. The two-time Emmy-winner has admitted to being nervous about his first round at Studio 8H but–as anyone could have predicted–he was nothing short of sensational. Tonight was big fun, and now it’s just a question of when Brown will be invited back for round two.

Sterling K. Brown Brings the Tears in Epic ‘This Is Us’ Parody on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Brown shined from the moment he took the stage, where he jokingly struggled to fight back tears during his hilarious monologue.

“I actually have a reputation for being pretty sensitive,” Brown explained. “But what can I say? I’m an actor, and I wear my emotions on my sleeve.”

He only made it a few moments in before the feelings began to well up inside him about getting to host the show for the first time, and he had to psych himself up yelling, “Wooo! Get it together, Sterling Kathleen, it’s all good.”

Sterling K. Brown’s This Is Us Spoof Is What Saturday Night Live Was Made For

For Sterling K. Brown’s first turn as host of Saturday Night Live, he boldly went where so many past guest stars have gone before: Trump’s cabinet.

In Brown’s case, the This Is Us star suited up to become former presidential candidate-turned-embattled Director of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, whose whimpery voice and pout Brown has down to a science, even without the whitened scruff.

SNL: Sterling K. Brown Nails Ben Carson in Hilarious ‘This Is U.S.’ Parody

With Sterling K. Brown hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time this week, a parody of NBC’s This Is Us seemed inevitable. But we did not know he would be playing Dr. Ben Carson.

“Millions of Americans have tuned in to the show that’s captivating a nation,” the announcer read, before revealing Brown as President Trump’s HUD secretary.

“Dr. Ben Carson, what’s wrong?” an aide asks him. “All of it. All of it is wrong,” he replies. Later, his wife laughs in his face when he tells her he runs the Department of Housing and Urban Development instead of something that has any relation to his career as a brain surgeon.

Host Sterling K. Brown Really Loves SNL

March 08, 2018

Be sure to tune in this weekend for the new SNL with Sterling as the host!

Sterling K. Brown hosts Saturday Night Live on March 10, 2018, with musical guest James Bay.

Sterling K. Brown weighs in on ‘Black Panther’ debate, talks black Hollywood’s responsibility

March 08, 2018

After millions of moviegoers packed theaters around the world, there’s been one resounding question on the minds of all “Black Panther” fans — was Erik Killmonger really a villain?

Killmonger, portrayed voraciously by Michael B. Jordan, was the forgotten son of Wakanda, abandoned in Oakland, California, after his father, Prince N’Jobu was suddenly killed. It left many wondering what would happen to the prince’s young child, who was outside playing basketball with his friends when his father died.

And moviegoers got their answer just minutes later in the form of Killmonger, who not only wanted to avenge his father’s death but the lives of millions of African-Americans, who felt forgotten by their mother country. The story line, for many, hit close to home.

Sterling K. Brown, who portrayed Killmonger’s father in “Black Panther,” told ABC News the debate on whether Killmonger is actually a villain “is the most fascinating conversation to come from the film.”

“The whole concept of Killmonger,” he said, “is he a villian or does he represent us — especially African-Americans?”

“He is a villian because, while his intentions, and N’Jobu’s intentions for that fact, are honorable, they didn’t necessarily go about it [in a way] that would actually bring about the change that they want,” the actor explained.

Brown, 41, who spoke to ABC News while working with Clorox for their “Clean is the beginning” campaign, noted that defenders of Killmonger are quick to forget that his onscreen son shot his girlfriend in the face, and he burned all of Wakanda’s powerful heart-shaped herb.

“He wasn’t trying to create a legacy. He was like ‘I want this for myself,'” the award-winning actor explained. “That’s where the intention gets confused with personal ambition, but what he was able to illuminate … is that he is not without a point.”

Brown added that thanks to Killmonger many were able to see a problem plaguing not only the fictional country of Wakanda, but our global community right now. Noting that Wakanda “has resources” and “access to technology,” the actor said the problem was Wakanda was “keeping it to themselves.”

“Not only have they’ve been keeping it to themselves, but people who have sought refuge, they have actively denied them that,” he added, “and now we ask this question in this global community that we are all a part of: Am I my brother’s keeper? The answer is yes.”

Brown’s message of being his “brother’s keeper” doesn’t end on screen. It also extends offscreen.

Back in January, when the “This Is Us” actor won the Screen Actors Guild Award for lead actor in a drama series, becoming the first black actor to do so in the category, Brown was asked backstage about black Hollywood’s responsibly to black media outlets.

Jaleesa Lashay of Black Tree TV, which bills itself as the “number one source for urban entertainment,” specifically asked him about the “disparities between the opportunities given to black journalists in comparison to our white counterparts” and if there was a “plan in Hollywood” to correct it.

Brown, in the moment said, “You know what? I’ve never paid attention,” but noted that the media room was indeed lacking diversity.

Nearly two months later, the actor said he’s thought about that question a great deal.

“If you have an opportunity to make sure that a competent individual of color is getting access to you — because everybody wants to have access, lots of people do,” Brown began, “I feel like I can do that. That’s the least I could do.”

Brown said he even went a step further and had a “conversation with my publicist to make sure we’re on the same page about things, but letting it be known that it’s something that I want to do to make sure that people aren’t being shut out.”


Sterling K. Brown On What Makes His Marriage Work: ‘We Laugh A Lot’

March 01, 2018

Sterling spoke with Essence about his marriage with Ryan and how this amazing duo makes their marriage work.

Sterling K. Brown is having a moment.

Whether he captured your attention for his Emmy winning performance in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, or making you cry every week on the hit NBC drama series, This Is Us, as father and husband extraordinaire Randall Pearson, it’s safe to say that Brown’s moment is undeniable and well-earned.

ESSENCE caught up with the history-making actor while promoting his partnership with Clorox to celebrate the power of clean, and discussed his dynamic performance in Black Panther, his acting calling card, and the love of his life, wife Ryan Michelle Bathe.

“I never thought that that would be sort of my calling card,” he said with an infectious laugh when asked if eliciting tears in every role was somehow negotiated into his contracts.

“I honestly love to laugh way more than I like to cry. I’m going to start doing more stuff that doesn’t make people cry, I promise so that there will be balance brought back to the universe!”

Speaking of balance, the 41-year-old always makes it a point to credit his wife and fellow actress for being his better half.

The college sweethearts wed in 2007 and will celebrate 11 years of marriage, so Brown gave ESSENCE his secrets to a happy marriage — and dished on what his TV character Randall Pearson has taught him about love.

His answer, of course, was everything!

“Number one, never stop talking. Problems arise when people stop talking to each other,” he explained. “Laugh a lot, we crack each other up constantly!”

He continued, “I do the best I can and I feel like that’s the way most people are. We do the best we can until we know how to do better. And Sterling Brown prides himself on putting his best foot forward.”

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