Actor Brian Cox has revealed that he has not watched the final episode of the TV series “Succession”. The 76-year-old, who played media mogul Logan Roy, said he does not enjoy seeing himself on screen and was further “disinclined” to watch after his character’s death earlier in the season. Cox said he knew how the show would end because Logan had already set it up. He also said he does not “cling on” to projects once he has finished work on them. The Scottish actor praised showrunner Jesse Armstrong for executing Logan’s story “brilliantly”, despite feeling that the character was killed off “too early”.
As featured on WFMZ-TV 69 News, Brian Cox, the 76-year-old Scottish actor, has not watched the final episode of the critically acclaimed drama series ‘Succession’. The actor, who portrayed the media mogul Logan Roy, admitted that he doesn’t like watching himself on screen, making him disinclined to view the last ever episode of the show. Furthermore, the death of his character earlier in the season added to his reluctance to watch the finale.
Speaking on ‘Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg’, Cox said, “I never like watching myself, for a start. And somehow or other, because of what happened to Logan, I’ve been disinclined to watch.” He revealed that he knew how the series was going to end because his character had already set it up. Cox also mentioned that he never clings to a project once he’s finished work, stating, “It’s a strange situation, I don’t cling on to things. When it’s over, it’s over, and I go on.”
Cox also spoke about the show’s theme, which deals with the wealth gap, saying, “The wealth gap fascinates me, the fact that people are getting poorer and people are getting richer. And the richer become so out of it, they’re so separated. And that’s what our show is dealing with, and rightly they got their just desserts at the end apparently.” The veteran actor further admitted that he hadn’t seen the finale but had heard that the characters’ fate was deserving.
Cox’s comments come after he recently admitted that he felt “rejected” to be killed off so early in the season. Speaking on ‘Brian Cox: Amol Rajan Interviews,’ he said, “It was an odd feeling. I looked on it, wrongly, as a form of rejection. I was fine with it ultimately, but I did feel a little bit rejected.” He also praised the showrunner Jesse Armstrong for executing the story “brilliantly” despite feeling that Logan’s character was killed off too early in the series.
To bring the curtain down, Brian Cox’s comments about not watching the finale of ‘Succession’ have sparked interest among fans of the show. The actor’s disinterest in watching himself on screen is understandable, and his reluctance to view the last episode after his character’s death adds another layer of complexity to his decision. Despite not watching the finale, Cox has praised the show’s story and themes and has acknowledged the brilliance of the showrunner’s execution of the plot.