Sterling K. Brown hits the gym for new role and shows his abs on social media

Randall is ripped, y’all! This is Us star Sterling K. Brown is bringing his talents to the big screen in a reboot of the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger action/horror flick Predator. Like many actors working in action films, he has gotten into tip-top shape. Thankfully for us, the 40-year-old actor posted a photo on Instagram on Sunday showing that his hard work at the gym has really paid off.

Sterling, who is often in a suit for This is Us and while playing O.J. prosecutor Chris Darden on American Crime Story, posted a photo showing off his six-pack abs with the caption “So, I’ve been working on @the_predator_movie with the wonderful @_trevante_ , & try as I might to believe otherwise…that brother reminds me everyday that I’m 40 years old! Even still…thanks for the inspiration young man. It is greatly appreciated!” The Trevante Sterling refers to is Moonlight star Trevante Rhodes, who is also no stranger to showing off his physique. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for that.

Trevante and Sterling are co-starring in The Predator, which is being billed as a sequel to Ah-nold’s movie. This new project also stars Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn and Yvonne Strahovski. I’m glad that Sterling is making the leap to the big screen (in this and also Marvel’s upcoming superhero flick Black Panther), but why does the world need yet another Predator movie? They already made a sequel, Predator 2, back in 1990 and then, in 2010, we had Predators with Adrien Brody, which I actually just attempted to watch (and fell asleep during) this past weekend. And don’t even get me started on those Alien vs. Predator movies. Those were awful. Maybe Trevante and Sterling can give the franchise a much-needed shot in the arm. But, as much as I love these guys, I don’t think the world was really clamoring for another Predator movie.

And, not that it needs saying, but it’s probably a good thing that Sterling has been weight training, as he going to need some arm muscle to gather up those awards you know he’s going to get for his work on This is Us. Speaking of which, Sterling gave TMZ a scoop last week and said that, to the best of his knowledge, we’ll find out how Jack dies in season 2. Get the tissues ready, I’m sure you’re gonna need ‘em.

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  1. Sixer says:

    I really like this guy. Fabulous actor who draws you in with fine, detailed work.

    I really hate selfies – abs selfies, pouting selfies, cleavage selfies, all selfies.

    That is all.

  2. Oliphant says:

    Totally shallow but I fell in love with him on ‘the people v Oj Simpson’ HOT

  3. Macheath says:

    Beautiful man. I really like his name too.

  4. Mel says:

    I think he’s enjoying the moment. It’s his time to shine but he’s being endearing about it. If you couldn’t tell I really like him!
    For once it’s actually someone who seems pretty decent and is talented.
    You go Sterling!
    P.S: I might as well enjoy the moment too and not look a gift horse in the mouth! He’s looking good!!

  5. Maria says:

    he is so sexy. Face, body, voice. The entire package.

    Not sure I find the selfie in itself that appealing. Seems haphazard….

  6. QQ says:

    YAASSSS ZADDY THIRST TRAP TF OUTTA ME WITH THESE THESPIAN ART MUSCLES!! GET YOUR HOLLYWOOD MONEY WHILE AT IT *throws Invisible panties are rolling em like Petey Pablo told me to*

    • detritus says:

      He’s totally doing the strong and sensitive routine and I AM BUYING ALL OF IT.

      Do you think he gets all torn clothing and muddy in Predator? I’m going to have to go find out.

  7. K.T. says:

    Mhhhh hhhhhhot. True confession: ‘Predator’ is one of my all-time favourite movies. Yep, can’t believe I admitted that either. It’s just so stripped down and raw, mud scene, why not?! however problematic my mind now says that whole cheesy film was!!!! I do arthouse but I looovvve action movies. I’ll watch the heck outta this!

  8. megan says:

    Yes he is hot! I hope he chooses his roles wisely because i hope we continue to see him for many years to come. Great actor!

  9. Snowflake says:


  10. Sassenach says:

    Fantastic actor and sexy to boot.

  11. Lucky says:

    Loved him in Army wives

  12. monette says:

    Fantastic actor, sexy man. I hate selfies too, but I will make an exception. He is sooo fine!

  13. Whyme says:

    Well, what have I done today to deserve this? I don’t know but I will quietly be thankful and try to repeat it quite often. Love him 😍. He and young William are my favorite part of This Is Us. I want to give them both great big hugs whenever they show up on screen. My biggest fear is that young William won’t ever show up anymore on the show. ☹️

  14. Elyssa Gooding says:

    I consign the above. Awesome actor. Not a fan of selfies. Enjoying it anyway.

  15. Jen says:

    Sterling is the best part of This Is Us, by far! Well, Randall and his family in general lol. Love him and so happy for all his success.

  16. brincalhona says:

    There are some celebs you never want to hear a negative story about and he is one. He’s talented, cute and comes across as a nice guy.

  17. Alyssa Calloway says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, I have very good news for you. This guy is as nice as you can find. I worked with him back in his ‘Army Wives’ days and my job wasn’t very glamorous or “important” (I mean I needed to be there for things to happen but there was no prestige and no power) and he was nicer to me than most of the production assistants (who are low on the totem poll) and he was one of the stars of the show. Sterling genuinely cared how things were going for me and was unfailingly kind. He actually remembered me from season to season. He certainly didn’t have to be that nice to me and he didn’t gain anything from it but he’s just a great guy. Not that the other actors weren’t nice, but Sterling was by far my favorite person to work with.

  18. Mama says:

    Ummmmm….. best article I’ve read today! :)

    Seriously, though… he’s an amazing actor.