In case you missed it, Brian Tyree Henry and Sterling K. Brown are the cutest real-life besties ever. And it just so happens that the two are rising to fame on two separate hit TV shows at the same time!
The two met years ago when they were cast in the same play. He told Vulture,
“We met in the New York theater scene over ten years ago. You know Tarell Alvin McCraney, who wrote Moonlight? He and I were classmates at Yale and he did a play he was workshopping at the Sundance Theater Lab in Park City, Utah, so he cast Sterling and me. That’s where we met.”
So cool! And after years working in the biz together, the two BFFs finally got to do a scene together when Henry guest starred on This is Us — which was just as magical for them as it was for us, the viewers.
“It’s a dream come true, man. I really, really have been waiting for the day to share this opportunity with him. And what better way to jump on the show and play his distant cousin?”
We’d always have the opportunity to share the stage, but we never shared scenes together, which I always thought was hilarious. So to finally get a chance to be in a show where we actually get to play with each other, it’s great. And also to play family members, know what I mean? Because he is my family. It was just an awesome opportunity.”
Well these two are officially adorable and we’re definitely going to keep our eye on their careers. They’re clearly both superstars!