This is Us (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV) returned to our TVs this week and we couldn’t be happier. Because not only is our favourite show back for its second season, but the stars have been out and about, promoting it heavily. The series’ Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and since Colbert hosted the Emmys, he took a moment to apologize to the actor for not doing something to stop the orchestra from cuing up and cutting off Brown’s acceptance speech. But Sterling is a nice dude and not one to hold a grudge. Right?
“I got to finish backstage,” he told Colbert. “Listen man, not everybody can be pretty Australian white women who have won Oscars in the past.”
Sterling was, of course, kidding, adding that Nicole Kidman wasn’t the problem. “Not that I’m blaming her, it’s not her fault.” He understood time constraints and that the show had to “go to commercial break,” adding that he was able to make his speech even longer in the pressroom, calling it “perfect.”
OK, technically the shade was more at the show itself, not Nicole. Because he’s right, it wasn’t her fault. But we’re sure many thought the same thing on Emmy night. Yes, Kidman’s speech was wonderful and inspiring and so, so important, but Brown also deserved that same love, that same time, that same respect. But, hey, if he’s no longer mad about it, why should we be?