The season finale of Succession is this Sunday, and star Brian Cox sat down with BBC Two’s Amol Rajan to talk about the show’s success and his life and career. But, as we all know, it wouldn’t be a Brian Cox interview without the 76-year-old actor giving us a little Straight Talk (sorry, Dolly Parton, Brian owns the patent). Jeremy Strong can breathe a sigh of relief; this time, Brian didn’t go after his co-star’s “fucking annoying” method acting. Instead, he criticized his character’s story arc. Brian says he (SPOILER ALERT) understands that showrunner Jesse Armstrong “made a plan,” but he thinks Logan Roy shouldn’t have been killed off so early in the season. BREAKING NEWS: Famous Actor Wanted More Screen Time!
Brian Cox is doing what he does best and giving his straightforward opinion sprinkled in with some petty shade. While the cast of Succession has mixed feelings about the show ending with its fourth season, Brian’s sighing sweet relief as we’re nearing the end of the Roy family’s power struggle, feeling like Jesse Armstrong’s decision to quit while they’re ahead is a major step up compared to the notoriously shitty ending of another classic HBO power struggle show, Game Of Thrones. If you haven’t seen last night’s episode of Succession yet, then avert your eyes! **MAJOR MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!**
The fourth and final season of HBO’s Succession starts on Sunday, and no one is probably happier about this than Brian Cox because it means he never has to deal with Jeremy Strong’s method fuckery ever again. Brian Cox has made his feelings about method acting very clear before (read: he hates it). Recently, he called Jeremy Strong a very good actor but said it’s “fucking annoying” to be around someone who is always in character. But Jeremy doesn’t mind and told GQ in a recent interview that Brian has “earned the right” to call out his method acting. And, well, Brian took advantage of that “right” once again during his appearance on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Brian made sure we all know that he meant what he said.
Finally! The answer to the question we’ve all been asking Jeremy Strong for the past five years is upon us. Jeremy’s answer to “Why so serious?” has been revealed in the trailer for the upcoming 4th and final season of HBO’s Succession. About halfway through the trailer, Brian Cox, in character as Logan Roy, tells Jeremy, in mind, soul and body as Kendall Roy, that he and his siblings are “not serious people.” To which Jeremy, as Kendall both on and off screen, must surely have replied: “wanna bet?”
The fourth season of Succession is on the horizon which means we have earned ourselves a treat from deliciously salty pee-paw Brian Cox for our patience. As we know from the many Werther’s Originals he’s dug out of his pockets in the past, Brian is of the Sir Lawrence Olivier Academy of Not Giving a Fuck and thinks that method actors, like Jeremy Strong who plays his son on Succession, are a total buzz kill. He’s said as much in the past. Even before (and during) that 2022 New Yorker profile highlighting what Jeremy calls his method of “autonomous concentration.” In a new interview with Town & Country, Brian says that The Jeremy School of Doing Too Much “is fucking annoying,” adding that he thinks he’s an incredible actor, but “when you’ve got the gift, celebrate the gift. Go back to your trailer and have a hit of marijuana, you know?”
John Leguizamo Says That Steven Seagal Was On An On-Set Bully Who Got Put In A Chokehold By A Stuntman
Get ready to clutch your pearls in disbelief over some shocking vintage news. Steven Seagal, beloved Russian martial artist and dyed goatee aficionado, is a bully! I know. We’re all shocked. Who knew that someone who shills for Bitcoin and is an alleged super creep could be unpleasant to work with! This is according to John Leguizamo who once worked with Seagal in 1996 and recently revealed that Steven was not a fun co-worker. Bullies in Hollywood? Say it isn’t so!