Brian Cox Says He ‘Felt A Bit Rejected’ By ‘Succession’ Plot

Editor’s note: The following contains major spoilers for “Succession” season four, episode three.


There’s no doubt that “Succession” was a massive hit, receiving rave reviews around the world and winning numerous awards.

But there was a huge twist in the final season that left fans stunned.

Now actor Brian Cox has revealed he “felt a little rejected” after his character on the hit show died “too soon” in season four.

Cox plays Logan Roy, patriarch of the Roy family. The show’s fourth and final season, which follows the battle between three of Logan’s children to take control of his empire, is currently airing on HBO.

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Brian Cox pictured in Madrid, Spain in March.

Logan unexpectedly dies of a heart attack on a private jet in episode three, and Cox told the BBC how he feels about the show’s writer’s unexpected plot twist. , Jesse Armstrong.

“It was a weird feeling,” Cox said. “I considered it, wrongly… as a form of rejection.”

“There was no set up, we didn’t know it was going to happen,” the 76-year-old actor said.

Cox explains how Logan had been “all out” in episodes one and two of the series, “and then all of a sudden he was gone”.

“I was fine with it eventually, but I felt a little rejected. I felt a little, oh, all the work that I put in,” he said.

“And eventually, I’m going to end up like an ear on the carpet of an airplane,” Cox added, referring to how his children try to say goodbye to him on the phone as he lies on the floor of the jet. .

“He (Armstrong) decided to kill Logan, I think too soon, ultimately,” said Cox, who thought his character could have been killed off in the fifth or sixth episode.

But there was no point in questioning Armstrong, he added.

“There’s no point going that route, especially with someone like Jesse, because he’s already made a plan,” said Cox, who is full of praise for Armstrong.

“It was bold coming from Jesse and that’s where Jesse is great. There’s no question, he’s a writing genius,” the actor said. done brilliantly. It was a brilliant scene, the whole act.

However, Cox revealed that he has yet to watch Logan’s final scene on the show.

“I haven’t watched it, because I have no interest in watching my own death, that will come soon enough,” he said.

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