Brian Cox Says Logan Roy Died ‘Too Early’ in ‘Succession’ Last Season – Rolling Stone

Brian Cox thinks Succession viewers ought to have lived with Logan Roy slightly longer. In an interview with the BBC, the actor mentioned he felt killing off Roy within the third episode of the HBO present’s remaining season was “too early.”

Within the episode, the Waystar CEO died whereas on a personal jet flying to Norway, to the shock of his kids (in addition to the viewers). Cox mentioned author Jesse Armstrong dealt with the storyline “brilliantly,” regardless of the actor having blended emotions in regards to the determination.

“[Armstrong] determined to make Logan die, I feel in the end too early,” Cox mentioned. “I imply, he’d made him die within the third episode. And it was a fantastic scene. That’s why I didn’t watch it, as a result of I’ve no real interest in watching. My very own demise will come quickly sufficient. However I simply thought, ‘Wow,’ you understand, he did it brilliantly. It was an excellent scene, the entire act.”

When requested if he considered suggesting to Armstrong that his character was being killed off too quickly, Cox mentioned no. “There’s no level taking place that street, particularly with anyone like Jesse, as a result of he’s already made a plan,” the actor famous.

Cox additionally mentioned portraying Logan’s demise, which has despatched his kids right into a spiraling energy battle, was an “odd feeling.”

“I regarded on it, wrongly, as a type of rejection,” he admitted. “I used to be effective with it in the end, however I did really feel slightly bit rejected. I felt slightly bit, ‘Oh, all of the work I’ve accomplished. And eventually I’m going to finish up as a New Yorker on a carpet of a airplane.’”

The demise of the character created an enormous Web furor, particularly when some retailers revealed the spoiler earlier than the episode had even aired. Cox advised the BBC that some viewers have reached out to him to say they’re much less within the sequence now that Logan is gone.

“They mentioned, ‘No, I’m not going to look at anymore. You’ve gone, I’m not watching,’” Cox mentioned. “Which I feel is unlucky and pointless as a result of the present is in regards to the succession. So you might want to see what’s occurring in within the wake of his demise. However, you understand, I’m not the author.”

Holding Logan’s demise a secret after manufacturing wrapped was apparently a problem for Cox, who confirmed, “I’ve by no means been in a position to maintain a secret in my life.”

“It was daring of Jesse,” he added. “And that’s the place Jesse’s nice. I imply, he’s a genius. There’s no query he’s a writing genius.”


Regardless of Logan’s demise and subsequent fall-out, Cox has a concept that the patriarch should still be alive. “I nonetheless consider this, possibly Logan isn’t useless,” Cox mentioned. “Properly, if you concentrate on it, from Logan’s standpoint, he has to search out out, how are his kids going to behave when he dies, what is going to then occur? And the one manner to do this is to pretend his demise and really, at some distant level he’s observing the chaos that’s following.”

Requested if he thinks Logan will come again from the useless within the finale, Cox mentioned, “No… I’m simply saying that would have been a supposition.”

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