Brian Cox said he 'felt nothing' while filming his final 'Succession' scene and hinted that his character Logan Roy 'gets what he needs' in the end
Brian Cox said he didn't feel anything while filming his last scene for "Succession."
The actor told Variety that his character Logan Roy "gets what he needs" and "gets peace."
The HBO series' fourth and final season premieres on March 26.
Brian Cox didn't get emotional while filming his final scene for the last season of "Succession" — in fact, he said he didn't feel anything at all.
In an interview with Variety published Saturday, the actor shared his feelings (or lack thereof) about the HBO series' fourth and final season, which is set to premiere on March 26.
"I felt nothing when I played the last scene [on 'Succession']. Nothing! It was the last scene, finito," he said.
Cox stars as Logan Roy, the ruthless head of media empire Waystar RoyCo, in the drama. Insider's Olivia Singh writes that the last season will explore the dynamics between Roy and his competitive children as they clash over the impending sale of the conglomerate.
While he didn't share any spoilers about Roy's fate, Cox hinted that the magnate "absolutely gets what he needs" in the end.
"That's the great thing about the show. He gets peace, which is good," he said.
The Scottish star also said he thinks American shows "live well past their sellout date" and ensured "Succession" wouldn't do the same, despite encouragement from the network.
"HBO would love us to go for as long as 'Game of Thrones,' but thank God it won't happen," he said. "I would find it hard-going to be saying 'fuck off' to people for the next 10 years, although it's the nicest thing to say to someone. You can actually say how you feel."
He noted that he was thankful for his role in the hit show, but also said he's ready to move on to other pursuits.
"I believe in practice. Logan Roy was a wonderful role, but it's only a stop along the way. It's not the final destination," he said. "It's going to be hard, though. Not for me, I am quite happy to leave him, but for other people. I will have to work extra hard to persuade them that I am actually an actor."
Cox, who recently doubled down on criticism of his "Succession" costar Jeremy Strong's Method acting, is known to speak his mind.
He and his wife Nicole Ansari-Cox were present at the Series Mania Festival 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 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.
Cox told Variety that his wife, who is half Iranian, is a "very strong woman with very strong opinions, and she taught me so much." He also spoke about the dangers women face around the globe, particularly in countries like Iran, Afghanistan, and Ukraine.
"For me, the patriarchy has failed. Miserably," he said. "It's time for the matriarchy and I really mean it. It's time for men to step down and get the fuck out of the way ... Men are dull and they have been allowed free reign for far too long."
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