Brian Cox Thinks His Succession Character Died Too Early
Scottish actor Brian Cox, who played the character Logan Roy on the hit HBO show Succession, expressed his disappointment regarding his character’s death in the show’s latest series. Cox said that although the twist was well-executed, he felt “a little bit rejected” by the decision to kill off his character in episode three of the series.
Cox suggested that it would have been more appropriate for Logan to die in a later episode, perhaps in the fifth or sixth. He said, “I was fine with it ultimately, but I did feel a little bit rejected. You know, I felt a little bit, oh, 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.”
Cox later revealed that he had played a role in keeping the details of Logan’s death a secret by appearing on set to film scenes he was not required to be in so that the paparazzi attending the shoot would not become suspicious.
During the BBC Two’s Amol Rajan Interviews, Cox also suggested that his character might still be alive, explaining that it could be part of an elaborate plot to find out how his children would behave when he died. However, he clarified that Logan would not “come back from the dead.”
Apart from his character’s death, Cox also discussed his childhood, career, thoughts on Scottish independence, and support for the writer’s strike in Hollywood.
The full interview, Brian Cox: Amol Rajan Interviews, can be seen on BBC Two on Thursday, May 25 at 7pm, and on BBC iPlayer. With Cox’s statements on the future of the show, this interview is sure to be a hit among Succession fans.