Sterling K. Brown found out about the movement to wear all black on the Golden Globes red carpet from an Oscar winner: Meryl Streep.
"Once Meryl said people were going to be wearing black… I had a beautiful fuschia tuxedo I was going to wear and I thought, ‘Maybe not,’" Brown told ET’s Nancy O’Dell on the red carpet on Sunday. “So I decided to switch it up a little, but that was the first clue I got.”
“When the queen speaks, it’s like, OK, I can stand at attention,” the 41-year-old actor said, who wore two pins -- a pearl and a red coral reef -- that each have their own specific meaning.
“This one is for the designer and this one just means that I'm looking forward to projects directed, produced and starring women,” Brown revealed. “We need more diversity behind the camera and stories from a female perspective are the ones that I'm most intrigued by, so yeah, it's easy for me to stand for that.”
When asked if there was a female director or actress out there he wanted to work with, Brown was stumped, but ultimately gave his pick.
“We had Regina King direct an episode of This Is Us this season and she was absolutely phenomenal,” he shared. “But the director of Wonder Woman, [Patty Jenkins], which was one of my favorite films of the year -- that would be exciting.”
Brown was also joined by his wife, Ryan Michelle Bathe, who chose to wear a chic all-black pantsuit.
“She wears the pants in our family, so it’s only apropos that she wears pants this evening,” Brown adorably said.
Added Bathe: “Oh yes, I may never wear a dress again!”
The 75th Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, airs lives coast-to-coast on Sunday at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on NBC.