Sterling K. Brown doesn’t want to be a sex symbol

Actor Sterling K. Brown

Sterling K. Brown doesn’t want to be seen as a sex symbol.

The 43-year-old This Is Us actor doesn’t mind people admiring his looks but he doesn’t want his appearance to be the only thing he is admired for.

“I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a job because of the way I was built.”

— Sterling K. Brown

He told Playboy: “It’s a slippery slope, and it’s one that is dangerous. It’s nice to have your sexuality celebrated, as long as you’re being celebrated in total, as a whole human being and not fetishised as one particular thing.

“I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a job because of the way I was built. People have seen me as being a good actor, and they hire me for things in which they need a good actor.”

While Sterling doesn’t trade on his looks to get work, he admitted he is “sneaky fit”, explaining: “I’m not popping out of my clothes per se, but if I ever take my shirt off, you’d be like, ‘Oh snap, I didn’t see that one coming’.”