(CNN) “Succession” star Brian Cox reveals some of what makes Logan Roy so complicated.
Cox explained in a conversation with CNN’s Chris Wallace, “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” that his character is deeply disillusioned with the world and harbors everything that makes him bitter.
“I think he feels very, very disappointed,” Cox said of fictional media mogul Logan Roy. “Throughout the show, we’ve seen the scars on his back, we’ve seen everything that happens, it’s never, you know, the genius of Jesse Armstrong and the writers is that they don’t reveal anything. They just, it’s the color that’s there. We have to fill them elements to kind of create that kind of world. And that’s exactly what happens in the scene where his son says he’s evil. Logan doesn’t think he’s evil.”
Cox added that the Roy family patriarch “believes that morals collapsed a long, long time ago.”
“So he doesn’t feel that he was particularly moral or even immoral,” Cox explained. “He thinks it’s gone further.”
When Wallace asked if Roy “started” his children every step of the way to make sure there was no succession in his empire, Cox said that’s not quite true.
“Oh no, he definitely wants a row, but he’s trying to see who the person is that steps into the crowd,” he replied.
Season 4 of Succession debuts on HBO Max on March 26. (CNN and HBO are both part of Warner Bros. Discovery.)
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