Meet Sterling K. Brown, the Actor Who Plays Lieutenant Matthias in 'Frozen 2'

Leila Kozma - Author

Nov. 6 2019, Updated 2:43 p.m. ET

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The first news about the cast of Frozen 2 came out on August 25, and Sterling K. Brown fans have been on tenterhooks ever since. 

The star of This Is Us, American Crime Story, and The Predator will play Lieutenant Matthias, a long-forgotten family friend who stirs things up between Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell). 

Sterling is a fantastic singer, which led some to ask: will he showcase his talents in Frozen 2? Can we expect Sterling K. Brown Frozen 2 character to perform a few songs? 

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Sterling has a great voice, and we want to hear it in Frozen 2.  

Sterling made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Nov. 5, 2019, and did his very best to avoid the fishy topic during the 10-minute-long slot. 

The producers want to keep our anticipation levels sky-high, and instructed the new members of the cast to disclose no information about what exactly their roles entail, he explained to the comedian. 

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In the past, the star amazed us with a sensational Star Is Born impression, performing "Shallow" during a brief interview with Access. What's more, Sterling also had a shot at the Frozen theme song, Into The Unknown in an interview with Vulture. Long story short: the star can sing spectacularly well, and we strongly hope that he will showcase his virtuoso talents in Frozen 2. 

Sterling K. Brown's Frozen 2 character was designed to look exactly like him. 

As the actor explained to Jimmy Kimmel, Frozen 2 marks the introduction of a groundbreaking new technology. 

During the recording of the voiceovers, each actor had a camera recording the minutiae details of their facial gestures and most subtle movements. This footage was then used by the animators to create the perfect animation characters. Want proof? Just take a look at Lieutenant Matthias' wide, full-teeth smile, a perfect replica of Sterling's own. 

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The Frozen 2 star is a late bloomer. 

Sterling spent decades trying to break into the New York theatre scene – a world he would eventually leave behind. 

He earned fame with the critically applauded This Is Us, a comedy series revolving around the work and romantic life-related troubles of three siblings, Jack (Milo Ventimiglia), Rebecca (Mandy Moore), and Randall (Sterling). Launched in 2016, the popular show is currently in its fourth season and has recently been renewed for three more. 

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In the course of the past two years, Sterling appeared in Black Panther, The Predator, and Hotel Artemis.

How does he cope with the sudden change of pace? In a recent interview with Men's Health, the star divulged journalist Andrew Lawrence into the details of his super-demanding workout, which involves cardio, basketball, and occasional swimming. As he explained, sports are the most effective way to release the stress. 

The actor devotes the remainder of his time to his wife, Ryan Michelle Bathe and two sons, the 8-year-old Andrew, and the 4-year-old Amaré. 

The question remains: Have the family members seen him perform songs from Frozen 2? If so, could that be a promising sign of what we should expect from the movie? 

Frozen 2 will premiere on Nov. 22. 

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