Sterling K. Brown‘s kids aren’t always impressed by his movies, but they sure are terrified of them.
During an appearance on Monday’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, the This Is Us star dished on how his two sons—Andrew, 8, and Amaré, 4, whom he shares with wife Ryan Michelle Bathe—feel about his work.
As he continued, “After it’s over, I was like, ‘You think daddy did a good job?’ And my 8-year-old was like, ‘Yeah, you were fine.'” But Andrew was most definitely not fine after seeing Black Panther for the first time—a movie during which both Brown and his fictional son, played by Michael B. Jordan, die.
As the actor told Meyers, “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.”
Poor, little Andrew! The 43-year-old continued to explain his son’s reaction to the Marvel hit. “When Killmonger died in the movie, first time in a movie—no, Pete’s Dragon was the first time he cried in a movie,” he said. “This is the second time. But he was convulsing.”
“I had to, like, pick him up, sit him on my lap and rock him and tell him it was gonna be okay,” Brown went on. “And afterwards, when we went to the after-party, he would not leave my side. He was like, ‘When are we going home? We’re going together. Until then, I’m not leaving you.’ It was beautiful.”
As Meyers quipped in response to the painfully sweet story, “Also, he was probably just a little young.” To which Brown admitted, “Probably. We got introduced to the MCU pretty early.”
And what an introduction.