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‘This Is Us’ Star Sterling K. Brown Brought Only One Thing with Him when He Left the Set

‘This Is Us’ Star Sterling K. Brown Brought Only One Thing with Him when He Left the Set

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Sep. 13 2022, Published 10:48 a.m. ET

This is Us was one of the most heartbreaking and captivating shows to come out of the last decade.

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Following the story of one family as they navigate loss, addiction, heartbreak, success, failure - and everything that comes with it - the Pearson family stole America's hearts.

One of the starring actors, Sterling K Brown, has spoken about his time on the set and revealed that when things wrapped up, he brought just one thing with him - and it's as sweet as it gets.

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This is Us - Literally

Brown sat down for an interview with PEOPLE Magazine and he shared that he took a very special family portrait from the set with him dressed as his character, Randall Pearson alongside his costars Susan Kelechi Watson who played his wife Beth, and Eris Baker, Faithe Herman and Lyric Ross who all played their daughters in the show.

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Brown, 46, states, "It's of when they were younger because it reminds me of the privilege of watching those young girls become young women, I have it on my desk, and I see it every day.”

Although he may not be their real father, Brown experienced watching the girls grow up on and off the set as the Pearson family spent the last 6 years growing and changing together.

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The actor, who is now starring in the new comedy Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul., has also paired up with Bristol-Myers Squibb for a series called Survivorship Today: What It's Like to Live with Cancer. In each episode, Brown interviews a cancer survivor about life after his or her diagnosis, exploring the physical, emotional and social effects all along with helping them out as a whole.

Brown shares, "It's an opportunity to find community. And because it can be such an isolating experience. You're going through a life-threatening disease and you're probably the only one in your immediate sphere that's dealing with it, to know that other people have gone through it too, have made it through to the other side and can share their testimonials of what it was like, what it took for them in order to persevere, I think is of the utmost of importance.”

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Inspiring Stories

Brown shares that he has been inspired through learning more about people's struggles and their determination to overcome.

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"There's a certain sort of can-do attitude and 'this too shall pass' that most everybody I speak to is in possession of," he says. "That lets me know what the power of positive thinking is, the power of believing that your time has not come to an end. I get sort of floored each and every time I get a chance to talk to the survivors."

Brown continues, "And I know for folks who are struggling, who are going through it, they will be an inspiration to them. Even the caregivers, they're all sort of getting used to a new normal. Just because you're in remission, doesn't mean that your body functions exactly the same way, or your mind, or your spirit. You're constantly recalibrating. And we need to allow them that space to recalibrate and accept them for where they are. Because then, they can pass through it with that much more ease and grace.”

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Brown's "Survivorship Today" show airs on this BMS website. And "Honk for Jesus. Save your Soul." is now streaming on Peacock.

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