- Brian Cox said he didn’t feel a thing while filming his last scene for “Succession.”
- The actor told Variety that his character Logan Roy “gets what he needs” and “gets peace.”
- The fourth and final season of the HBO series premieres on March 26.
Brian Cox wasn’t thrilled while filming his final scene for the final season of “Succession”; in fact, he said that he didn’t feel anything at all.
in a interview with Variety Posted on Saturday, the actor shared his feelings (or lack thereof) about the fourth and final season of the HBO series, which will premiere on March 26.
“I didn’t feel anything when I played the last scene [on ‘Succession’]. Nothing! It was the last scene finite,” he said.
Cox stars as Logan Roy, the ruthless leader of the Waystar RoyCo media empire, in the drama. Insider’s Olivia Singh writes that the final season will explore the dynamic between Roy and his competitive sons as they butt heads over the impending sale of the conglomerate.
While he didn’t share any spoilers about Roy’s fate, Cox did hint that the mogul “absolutely gets what he needs” in the end.
“That’s the best thing about the show. He gets peace, which is good,” he said.
The Scottish star also said he believes American shows “live well past their sell-out date” and said “Succession” would not do the same, despite encouragement from the network.
“HBO would love for us to last as long as ‘Game of Thrones,’ but thank God it won’t happen,” he said. “It would be hard for me to say ‘fuck you’ to people for the next 10 years, but it’s the best thing to say to someone. You can actually say how you feel.”
He noted that he was grateful for his role on the hit show, but also said that he is ready to move on to other activities.
“I believe in practice. Logan Roy was a wonderful role, but it’s just a stop along the way. It’s not the final destination,” he said. “However, it’s going to be difficult. Not for me, I’m very happy to quit, but for other people. I’ll have to work harder to persuade them that I’m actually an actor.”
Cox, who recently doubled down on reviews of his “Succession” co-star Jeremy Strong’s Method acting, he’s known for speaking his mind.
He and his wife Nicole Ansari-Cox were present at the Mania Festival Series in France this weekend, where Ansari-Cox wore a shawl that read “Woman, Life, Freedom” in French.
The slogan, originally spoken in Kurdish, became a rallying cry during anti-government protests in Iran in 2022 after the arrest and death of Mahsa Amini, 22.
Cox told Variety that his wife, who is half Iranian, is a “very strong woman with very strong opinions, and she taught me a lot.” She also spoke about the dangers women face around the world, particularly in countries like Iran, Afghanistan, and Ukraine.
“For me, the patriarchy has failed. Miserably,” he said. “It’s time for matriarchy and I mean it. It’s time for men to step down and get out of the way… Men are boring and have been allowed to reign free for far too long.”