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?”
Ryan Murphy Says Evan Peters Stayed In Character For Months As Jeffrey Dahmer To Prepare For Nextflix’s “Monster”
In Evan Peters’ history in almost all of the seasons of American Horror Story, he’s played a multitude of sinister and perverse roles like a sociopathic teenage school shooter; cult leaders David Koresh, Charles Manson, Jim Jones, and Marshall Applewhite; and a freak show “lobster boy” who used his deformed hands to claw-bang unsatisfied housewives as a side-hustle. But though pretty much all of Evan’s roles in the Ryan Murphy-verse have consisted of some super dark shit, it was the decision to play the titular role in Netflix’s Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story that finally gave him pause. As we all know, Evan eventually took the role and ended up being a very convincing Dahmer, and that could be because Evan stayed in character for months beforehand and the entire time he was on set of the show.
Jared Leto, WHO?! Mickey Rourke Reportedly Had All Kinds Of Batshit Demands For His “Iron Man 2” Villain Role
Vulture took an in-depth look at the making of the 2010 Marvel film, Iron Man 2, which earned $623.9 million globally and is known as one of the shittier comic book movies. It also stars Mickey Rourke as the villain, Whiplash, and apparently, Mickey had a lot of creative influence on the character that some see as one of the hokiest, cringiest, insane comic book villains ever to grace cinema. Actually, it was basically ALL Mickey, including that “Polly wanna cracker”-ass bird on his shoulder.
Serious method ACTOR Jeremy Strong has emulated and idolized Daniel Day-Lewis ever since he was a teenager and had a poster of him in My Left Foot on his bedroom wall. And whereas DDL won an Oscar for his performance in that film, it’s unlikely he can brag about being to, to this day, masturbate without using his hands. But I bet Jeremy can, given the seriousness with which he takes his craft! And based on the comments from some of his Succession castmates that accompany a new profile of him in The New Yorker, he’s really fucking annoying with that shit. Like DDL, who Jeremy went on to work for as an assistant, is probably so embarrassed for him right now he’s asking his agent to get him a role as a blind hermit or something so he can pretend not to see him next time they run into each other.
The Beef is back, ya’ll! And surprise, surprise; he’s doing some meta artsy-farty movie in which he plays his own dad. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shia LaBeouf is filming a movie called Honey Boy (his dad’s nickname for him), which he wrote, and is playing a character based on his father, Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf. Jeffrey apparently is among the follically challenged so, Shia being Shia, sports a partially shaved his head and goober glasses for the role.
In her upcoming film Tully, Charlize Theron plays a 600 pound woman who can barely stand or walk. It’s the only explanation for the lengths she went through, as described to Entertainment Tonight, to pack on the pounds that made her miserable and depressed. Charlize says she went full method for the 50 pound weight gain in order to understand how it feels to not be a statuesque glamorpuss, but to live as an average sized, overworked mom. And as everybody knows, regular sized lady = In-N-Out guzzling hobgoblin.