Sterling K. Brown walked Pamela Adlon through his audition for the role of attorney Christopher Darden on FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
“I shaved my head instantly for the audition and I put on my rehearsal glasses, which are basically frames without any lenses, and I just dived into YouTube and found as much footage as I could to get the cadence down. I memorized the lines and I go in for the audition,” Brown said.
Casting director Jeanne McCarthy then told him he may be a better actor than Darden was a lawyer, and advised him to “muddy it up.”
The interview will air in its entirety on Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” Season 6, presented by Shutterstock, which premieres June 13 on PBS SoCal.