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Sterling K. Brown talks to Trevor Noah about the power of representation in ‘This Is Us’

Sterling K. Brown talks to Trevor Noah about the power of representation in 'This Is Us'

This Is Us is an undeniably powerful show, and in more ways than might be apparent, as Sterling K. Brown is more than aware.

The Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning star talked to The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah about the potential impact of the show’s storytelling, especially on a predominantly white audience.

“One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about the show ThIs Is Us is it’s an interesting look at how much people can love each other and know each other but still not fully know about each other,” says Noah in the clip above. “You play a character where you’re part of a family where even though you share so many things, there’s still something that separates you, and that is the colour of your skin. Is there certain storytelling that you try and get across in the show that helps people empathise with somebody who has a different skin colour without making them feel like they’re being blamed, you know, as opposed to the system being highlighted?” Read more…

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