News | Entertainment
5 Jul 2022 9:26
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Sterling K. Brown was finally able to grieve the death of his father after playing out a similar tragedy onscreen in 'This Is Us'

    The actor plays Randall Pearson in the hit show and viewers saw the character holding his biological father, William Hill (Ron Cephas Jones), as he passed away and he admitted the emotional moment finally helped him achieve closure because he didn't get to say a final goodbye to his own dad when he was younger


    He told the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine: "I wasn't able to be at the hospital (for my father's death) because I was just 10 years old and they didn't want me to be present.

    "But this (the scene) was sort of an opportunity for me to say goodbye."

    The emotional storyline led to Sterling becoming the first African-American actor to win a Golden Globe in the Best Actor in a Television Drama category at the 2018 ceremony after being nominated for his role in the drama.

    Making the show - which is due to end after six seasons next week - has also been a cathartic experience for series creator Dan Fogelman, who told the publication he took inspiration from his own life to come up with the storylines on the multi-generational drama.

    He explained: "This show, in a weird way, has become a psychological study of my inner workings.

    "And by proxy, all of my writers who have poured themselves into it. We weren't all saying, 'I'm going to try to capture something I'm feeling inside or grasping at about my childhood.'

    "It was more of us just telling a story and then after the fact we're going, 'Whoa! I put a lot of that on television, didn't I?' "

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     05 Jul: Elliot Page is on his "first dating app ever"
     05 Jul: Sarah Ferguson was in "fairytale land" when she married Prince Andrew and would "do it all over again" if she could
     05 Jul: Jerry Hall has filed for divorce from Rupert Murdoch
     05 Jul: Bret Michaels has thanked fans for their support after he was rushed to hospital during the week
     05 Jul: at the start of his career
     05 Jul: Cheryl Ladd is hoping to land a deal to write a tell-all book about her life in Hollywood
     05 Jul: Simon Cowell broke Sinitta's heart when he started dating Lauren Silverman
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Hamilton's Waikato Stadium and Auckland's North Harbour Stadium have been announced as host cities for the first play-off tournament at the women's World Cup next year More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    A lack of consumer confidence is taking a bite out of demand for credit More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Elliot Page is on his "first dating app ever" 9:08

    Entertainment:
    Sarah Ferguson was in "fairytale land" when she married Prince Andrew and would "do it all over again" if she could 8:38

    Rugby:
    Hamilton's Waikato Stadium and Auckland's North Harbour Stadium have been announced as host cities for the first play-off tournament at the women's World Cup next year 8:19

    Health & Safety:
    Greater diversity of care is required to improve the mental health of children and teens 8:09

    Entertainment:
    Jerry Hall has filed for divorce from Rupert Murdoch 8:08

    Business:
    A lack of consumer confidence is taking a bite out of demand for credit 7:59

    Rugby League:
    The Warriors will make the most of their bye week, after a busy but rewarding homecoming 7:59

    Health & Safety:
    New figures reveal at least one Aucklander is being hospitalised with stabbing-related injuries every day 7:49

    Environment:
    Two thirds of the country are in for some heavy rain this afternoon 7:39

    Entertainment:
    Bret Michaels has thanked fans for their support after he was rushed to hospital during the week 7:38


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd