Succession star Brian Cox looks back on the series after the finale

As the show drops the curtain on the ruthless tale of the Roy family, Brian Cox shares an emotional message for everyone.

Last Updated on June 2, 2023

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As the successful HBO show Succession comes to an end, the series’ patriarch, Brian Cox, reflects on his time and what the show has meant to him and so many. According to The Hollywood Reporter, as the show finally takes its final bow after the airing of its series finale, Cox would address his fans, his cast and his crew via his Instagram stories on Memorial Day with graciousness and appreciation. Succession had premiered the series finale just the day before, so Cox would not hesitate to express his feelings.

Cox writes on his Instagram stories, “We have now come to the end. And what has been, in my career, certainly the greatest work experience ever. The harmony between cast and crew was truly amazing. It was on [its] way to become a great series but the Love and commitment from crew to cast and writers, made it memorable. I would like to thank all of us in the making and creating of this show from the very bottom of my heart.”

The actor had recently shared his opinion about the fate of Logan Roy, stating that he was written out “ultimately too early.” He would continue, “I was fine with it ultimately, but I did feel a little bit rejected.You know, I felt a little bit like all the work I’ve done and finally I’m going to, you know, end up as an ear on a carpet of a plane.” Although, Cox would also tease that perhaps he’s not dead afterall, “If you think about it, from Logan’s point of view, he has to find out, how are his children going to behave when he dies, what will then happen? And the only way to do that is to fake his death and actually, at some distant point he’s observing the chaos that is following.”

While there has been such acclaim for Cox’s ruthless performance on the show, the actor would additionally be unfiltered and outspoken about his connection with his co-stars. For as much as he’s enjoyed working with them, he didn’t mince words about his disagreements with their acting methods in the past. Cox would speak about Jeremy Strong’s method, “I’ve worked with intense actors before. It’s a particularly American disease, I think, this inability to separate yourself off while you’re doing the job. The result that Jeremy gets is always pretty tremendous.I just worry about what he does to himself. I worry about the crises he puts himself through in order to prepare.”

Source: THR

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