NBC family drama, This is us, back in season 5, with multiple programs based on Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown). The series addressed the pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19), and the Black Lives Matter movement in the first scene. Throughout the season, the writers continued to engage in Randall’s feelings as a Black man who was introduced to a white family. In a recent interview with the actor, he realized that he now has something strange like rapper Ja Rule.
Sterling K. Brown finds it difficult to represent ‘All of Black America’ on ‘This Is Us’
This is us Season 5 entered just after the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. The Brown character, Randall, was at the heart of it all. The actor explained that ABC News how it felt to “represent the whole of Black America. ”
It was related to what Randall was going through with his sisters TV because many of his white friends wanted the same thing.
“What can I do? Call me? Is there anything I should be doing? ‘ ”Brown remembers his white friends asking. “It’s like, ‘Guys, I value where your heart is, I do, but I’m like every other white person shouting at me saying this. I have to go pick up ‘White Fragility’ (by Robin DiAngelo.) ‘”
‘I don’t know,’ he continued. “Do what you have to do, but I just need some rest. You won’t realize you’re giving me too much money, in a very sweet way, but I’m still trying to figure out what my next step is. ‘It’s hard enough to represent yourself rather than representing the whole of Black America.’
Brown discovers that he now has something like rapper Ja Rule
Brown struggled with it This is us fans, viewers, and friends who want to find out what his thoughts are on the Black Lives Matter movement. He then admitted that he now has something similar to rapper Ja Rule.
“This Dave Chappelle joke was about how people always want to know what celebrities have to say, and MTV interviewed Ja Rule about 9/11,” Brown told shop. “And I’m like, ‘Am I Ja Rule now? Is this what happens to me? ”
In the joke, Chappelle wondered why anyone in America cared about the rapper’s views on the 9/11 tragedy. Brown now wonders about the same. Known as a Black celebrity, everyone wants to know what his views are on the movement. Although he thinks it is strange why his opinion is important, he feels that he needs to speak out.
“But I feel that silence against inequality is a problem, and I don’t want anyone to think that I think the status quo is okay,” he continued. “So there’s pressure to say something. You want to keep yourself informed about what’s going on in the world, have an idea, and be able to defend yourself. “
Brown doesn’t think fans should adore the opinions of celebrities, but he feels since his platform, he keeps talking.