‘Succession’ star Brian Cox: ‘You can’t underestimate Logan in any shape or form’

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He says those relationships – such as those with legal counsel Gerry Kellman (Jay Smith-Cameron) – show that Logan is “more than all bombastic”.

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“Of course, I yell over and over again. And cause i cry“The idea is to keep the audience on, wake them up, and wake the other actor,” he says, pressing on my computer speaker.

He laughs.

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“It’s part of their technique,” he says, giving me another high-decibel example. “It’s all part of his little show.”

I joke that actors’ on-screen personalities often follow them off-screen in public perception. But he is unconcerned about it.

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“I scare people all the time, but I’ve done Logan Roy before, so it’s nothing unusual for me,” he says. “It’s the kind of threat I deal with all the time.”

As he sits there, turning one of TV’s most dangerous figures on and off like a switch, the accolades and rewards matter even more than just a few minutes ago: no character on television like Logan Roy. And there isn’t an actor who can play him quite quite like Brian Cox.

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The third season of “Succession”, which follows the Roys, a media family inspired by real-life title makers such as Murdoch, continues the thread of the previous season – Logan Roy’s son pinning illegal events in the company on his father. tried to do. .

This move, as one might imagine, turns the already fragile family balance into a tailspin once again. The question arises whether Kendall has what it takes to oust the King of Westar Royco.

“If Kendall really amassed certain values ​​that are outside of Wester Royco’s domain, I think that’s her salvation,” Cox says. “And it’ll be interesting to see if he gets those values ​​because he has that ambition and the family dynamic, but it needs someone to break it. And unfortunately it has to be one of the kids. Logan isn’t going.” Break it down because it makes Logan a good fit for the position.”

For all the drama in the family, however, Cox believes Logan loves his children.

“They mean a lot to him. Unfortunately, they’re constantly frustrating, which I understand,” he says. “I mean, any parent both loves their child, but sometimes they have too high expectations. You know, we’re all guilty of that. We rely on our kids to validate ourselves. Terrible pressure, you know?”

One thing that viewers will not see in this season is the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision not to address it was made by Showrunner Jesse Armstrong, and Cox sees it as the right call “because we couldn’t be hostage to Covid.”

“Otherwise, it would have been a different show,” he says.

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However, the pandemic has made “some things very clear, especially the condition of the rich,” as Cox sees it.

“Eleven minutes in space. Give me a break. What does that mean?” He says. “You know, Richard Branson, ‘More spacecraft,’ and you go, ‘No, no, no, we don’t need more spacecraft. We need to take care of our world. We really need our world. Need to take care of our world and what is happening.'”

The disparity between the rich and the real world on so many basic levels is the reason why they think the show has so much intrigue around it.

Brian Cox and Sarah Snook in a scene from Season 3

He says, “The show hit it all because the useless Roys are a kind of reflection of the passive elements in the money in the world.”

Logan’s personal silliness—whether it’s yelling at someone or watching some underlings play “Boar on the Floor”—is what Cox says he enjoys most about the role.

“You can’t underestimate Logan in any shape or form because he is an extraordinary animal,” he says. “Logan, you know, there aren’t many characters like him in the play. We haven’t seen him. Because he’s relentless. He doesn’t take any prisoners. That’s the joy of playing him.”

All things will, of course, come to an end one day, and Cox says it is his hope that Logan is around to see it happen.

He says, “I don’t want to be dead before the end of the show. I don’t want to die at all.” “I just want to disappear down a long corridor at the end and go, ‘Goodbye. I’m locked.'”

Well, Logan would probably say something else. But it will also end with “closed”.

The third season of “Succession” begins October 17th at 9 p.m. ET on HBO, which, like Granthshala, is a unit of WarnerMedia.

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