By Maria Pasquini
January 21, 2018 at 07:27 PM EST
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Chrissy Metz has some thoughts on what makes Sterling K Brown such a good faux crier.

“He’s pretty spectacular. Everything he does is spectacular,” Metz, 37, told PeopleTV’s Lola Ogunnaike and PEOPLE Now’s Jeremy Parsons at The PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly & TNT Official SAG Awards Red Carpet Live Show.

“He can do the one tear thing and that is a gift,” she added, before asking “how does he do just one eye?”

Brown — who’s nominated for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series — was previously dubbed the “best crier” by fellow This is Us costar Mandy Moore.

“I think Chrissy and I — Chrissy Metz who plays Kate, my daughter – I think Chrissy and I are probably the most emotional,” Moore revealed during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  “But I think Sterling [K. Brown] gets the award for best crier. I feel like he’s literally at the point as an actor where he’s like, ‘What eye do you want me to have the dramatic single tear drop down my cheek from?’”

But when Brown was asked at the Screen Actors Guild Awards whether he thought he really was the best crier in the cast he told PEOPLE, “ I don’t know if that’s true or not.”

Although he did reveal how he learned to do that “one tear thing.”

“I watched a lot of Glory as a kid,” he said, referencing the 1989 Denzel Washington film, before before adding that he thought his co-stars spoke so highly of his crying abilities “because I am a dude and I do cry.”

And his wife Ryan Michelle Bathe agreed: “Ladies and gentlemen, he is a man and he does cry”

Brown also revealed the unusual film that makes him choke up: “The Incredibles gets me.”

Metz — who wore a wore a custom Kate Spade New York blue chiffon gown with rosette detailing — also added that while she didn’t plan on crying during Sunday’s SAG Awards, “You never know when the emotion strikes you. Someone could say something and I’ll start crying.”

The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday, Jan. 21 at 8 pm ET. PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly and TNT’s live red carpet show starting at 5:30 p.m. on PeopleTV — found on your favorite streaming devices.

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