BELLO IT GUY: Sterling Beaumon

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By Brent Lambert

Sterling Beaumon is the whole package: the looks, the brains, and a total gentleman. Never one to shy away from heavy material, Sterling’s next big role arrives on September 26 in NBC’s new series, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. During an interview at BELLO’s offices, we had the chance to talk about all of his biggest passions including: meaty roles, hockey, and his passion for fashion.

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What did you learn about the legal system while shooting Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders that you didn’t know before?

Don’t trust your friends because the witnesses can turn on you [laughing]. You never know what a witness is going to come up and say. You can plan your defense, but they can totally screw you.

You’re a big hockey lover. If you had to choose between hockey and acting, what would it be?

It has to be acting. I feel like I made that decision a long time ago, but if I had a choice between not acting and to do something else, it would 100% be to play hockey.

You’re also an accomplished theatre actor. What was the greatest moment you’ve ever had on stage?

I was five and it was the first professional job of my life. It was Grapes of Wrath in a 99-seat theatre on La Brea that’s now called The Lyric. It was a tiny little place, but I learned everything from that production. The director expected the best from me — even though I was five — and she set a standard that I’ve kept up for the rest of my life.

You have an amazing sense of style. Who is your favorite designer right now?

Too many to name. I love what all the big Creative Directors are doing for the big brands right now — from Gucci to Dior and Balenciaga. They’re each doing new takes on what made each of those houses so famous, and transforming them with a modern feel and a new vibe.

As far as your own closet is concerned. If you could only grab a few things out of your closet what would they be?

Saint Laurent boots, my waxy-leather jeans by TIGHA, my black T-shirts, and a leather jacket.

You’re also a huge fan of Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups. What was it about that movie that grabbed you the most?

Christian Bale’s character is searching for his purpose, and it really struck a chord. There was a 2-year period before filming Law & Order where I was asking myself: how do I push this further than just where I’m at as an actor? What is the next step? Bale’s character really resonated with me in that sense.

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Photography Ryan Orange @ryanunderfire

Styling Michael St Michael @michaelstmichael

Grooming Jayson Medina @jaysonhairdos

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Aleksandar Tomovic
Editor in Chief

French photographer (of Serbian Origins) lives and works in Los Angeles. Known for his celebrity fashion editorials and recognized around the world for his european esthetics and american efficiency.

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