Sterling K. Brown on the Challenges of Career Success: I Have 'Caviar Problems' Now!

Sterling K. Brown is the first to say he's had a "magical" Hollywood rise in the past several years, but he admits his newfound success does come with a few challenges

Sterling K. Brown is the first to admit he’s had a “magical” Hollywood rise in the past several years, but he confesses his newfound success does come with a few challenges.

“It’s learning to adjust to the new normal,” he told PeopleTV’s J.D. Heyman and Lola Ogunnaike on the Emmys red carpet Sunday.

The This Is Us star — who brought home an Emmy last year for his role in The People vs. O.J. Simpson — said that although the “level of opportunity has been tremendous,” the husband and father-of-two is still trying to figure out how to juggle his amazing offers with family responsibilities.

Still, he admits there’s aren’t exactly terrible struggles.

“They are caviar problems,” he said with a smile while standing next to wife Ryan Michelle Bathe. “Or, as black people like to call them, ‘white people’s problems.’ ”

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Dozens of A-listers have descended on Hollywood for TV’s biggest night, the 2017 Emmy Awards. Some of the biggest shows will be battling it out for the night’s top awards, including The Crown, Better Call Saul, The Handmaid’s Tale, House of Cards, Stranger Things, This Is Us and Westworld for outstanding drama series and Atlanta, black-ish, Master of None, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Veep for outstanding comedy series.

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Other big awards to watch include outstanding limited series (which pits Big Little Lies, The Night Of, Feud: Bette and Joan, Genius and Fargo against one another) and the major acting categories like outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie and lead actor in a drama series.

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, are airing live on CBS from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET.

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