The Video of Danai Gurira on The Tonight Show
Danai Gurira goes way back with Sterling K. Brown and Susan Kelechi Watson. The three are all big-time actors now, but before they were starring in hit movies and winning SAG Awards, they were students at NYU's Tisch Graduate Acting program and were "such a little family." On Thursday night, Danai appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she and the host talked about all things Black Panther and Danai gave fans some unknown inside scoop on her friendship with the real-life Randall and Beth Pearson from This Is Us.
"Sterling's my big brother," Danai told Jimmy. "He reminded me the other night, we were almost roomies, and I forgot about it entirely." We all know the postcollege struggle of looking for inexpensive apartments, and of course, Sterling was a gent and wanted to rent Danai a room. Years later and they're winning awards for Black Panther!
As for her friendship with Susan, the two "went through everything together," and although she was a year older than Danai in graduate school, they have been by each other's sides over the last 15 years. Watch the video to hear all about Danai's adorable longtime friendship with Sterling and Susan, and see photos of the group ahead.