Succession Star Brian Cox said his big bad Logan Roy in the HBO/Sky epic “would hate me” but claimed he “loves” and “respects” the character.
Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Cox said the pair were “deeply disappointed in the human experience” but differed from Roy in being “optimists”.
“I thought it would get better, but he didn’t, so Logan would hate me,” he told a packed audience on the final day of the festival. “He said ‘I wish Brian Cox would shut up’.”
Cox revealed he “loves” and “respects” the character, who he portrayed to great fanfare for three seasons, with a fourth on the way.
“Unlike Trump or Murdoch, he started from scratch,” he explained. “He did it all on his own. He was a misanthrope, a bit unhappy, and his curse was that he loved his children. Even though he was my antithesis, I had developed a lot of respect for him.
Cox won’t give up on Jesse Armstrong’s fourth season Succession, Joking that “HBO’s Gestapo Element” at the festival would turn him off.
of Succession The production experience, despite his tongue on his cheek, urged the writing team to give him the script in time to learn his lines.
“The writers have nine months to prepare the script, and we usually receive the script two days before shooting,” he added.
“I have one thing about the learning line. A lot of people don’t understand actors, which is understandable because we’re crazy, but they don’t really understand the job that actors have to do. It’s hard.”
Edinburgh viewers also watched animated footage of Cox Brian Cox: That’s How The Money Goes (w/t) Paramount Channel 5 documentary about poverty in his native Scotland. “It’s important for actors like me to put themselves in a place where they can do similar things,” he added.
The meeting became politicized, with Scottish independence campaigner Cox calling the current government “appalling”. He was interviewed on stage by Scottish nationalist politician Angus Robertson.
“We are forever at the mercy of the UK government,” Cox said. “We have been ignored all these years.”
He also called British show business “feudal”, allowing actors such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Dominic West and Eddie Redmayne to gain support from the public school system.
76 years old Rob Roy brave heart and hunter The star talks about his 60-year career, during which he starred in several TV shows, films and plays, winning Primetime Emmys, two Golden Globes, two Olivier Awards and a BAFTA nomination.
Next, he will make his directorial debut with Glen Rotham Lionsgate and Nevision, among others. It will be filming next year.
Cox spoke at the Edinburgh Television Festival from August 24-26, which included presentations from creators such as Rose Matafeo and Dolly Alderton.
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