Sterling K. Brown’s Son Was ‘Traumatized’ By His Character’s Death In ‘Black Panther’
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During an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, actor Sterling K. Brown dished on the role that most affected his children.

When asked if his two sons were impressed by his recent turn in Frozen 2, the actor hilariously claimed that they loved the film but were “not impressed that I’m in it.”

However, his role in Black Panther—Brown played Killmonger’s father, N’Jobu—did leave his son Andrew completely “traumatized.”

“He’s impressed with it, but here’s a note to the wise. If you take your son to a movie where the character that plays your son dies, he may have a traumatic effect,” Brown said.

“When Killmonger died in the movie, first time in a movie—no, Pete’s Dragon was the first time he cried in a movie. This is the second time but he was convulsing.”

The actor added he comforted his son following the film, “I had to, like, pick him up, sit him on my lap and rock him and tell him it was gonna be okay.”

Brown has two sons, Andrew, 8, and Amaré, 4, with wife Ryan Michelle Bathe, who currently stars in a reboot of The First Wives Club, which was recently renewed for a second season on BET+.


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