Brian Cox delights in telling fans to 'f**k off' after Succession
‘It’s a joyous thing to do!’ Brian Cox admits he delights in telling fans to ‘f**k off’ after playing media mogul Logan Roy in HBO drama Succession
Brian Cox has spoken of one of the aspects of fame he finds most ‘joyous’ – being able to tell people to ‘f**k off’.
The actor, 76, took time out to speak to this week’s edition of the Radio Times about the fourth and final season of his show Succession.
And, having had a six-decade career, he claims he’s now in a position to blast expletives at fans, at their request.
On mimicking the part of foul-mouthed Logan Roy in Succession for his devotees, he said: ‘I lost my anonymity. People know who I am now.
‘And on a regular basis they want me to tell them to f**k off. Which, of course, is a joyous thing to do to human beings! We should all f**k off, quite frankly,’ he laughed.
Mischievous: Brian Cox, 76, has spoken of one of the aspects of fame he finds most ‘joyous’ – being able to tell people to ‘f**k off’
‘But I don’t want to end my days being known as the guy who told everybody to f**k off, ha ha ha!’
Brian has played media mogul Logan since the hit HBO drama launched back in 2018 but the show is now coming to an end after four seasons.
However, he is now more in demand now than ever, and he believes Succession writer Jesse Armstrong has brought the show to a close at the right time.
He said: ‘Jesse Armstrong is an extremely disciplined writer… He knows how to tell his tale, how to shape his tale, and that’s what he does.
And you’ve got to hand it to him. He’s the creator, writer, he’s got his team, and they came to a [conclusion]. I’m absolutely fine with that. I can’t knock it, the show’s given me so much. Upwards and onwards. I’m so busy, it’s not true.
‘And I think that’s right. I’ve loved the role. But it’s only a stop on the way as far as I’m concerned!’
Brian won the Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama prize at the 77th Golden Globe Awards in 2020 for his role.
He is now going on to portray Bach in UK play Bath in The Score, and perform in A Long Day’s Journey into Night in London.
On air: Brian has played media mogul Logan since the hit HBO drama launched back in 2018 but the show is now coming to an end after four seasons (pictured on the show)
The actor, 76, took time out to speak to this week’s edition of the Radio Times
The star is also set to direct film Glenrothan, about a pair of warring Scottish brothers whose family is torn apart as they battle over their whisky distillery.
It comes after Brian admitted he ‘felt nothing’ when he filmed his final scene on Succession.
He is adamant he wasn’t upset to be walking away from the drama for good.
Speaking to Variety during a roundtable interview, Brian explained: ‘I felt nothing when I played the last scene [on Succession]. Nothing! It was the last scene, finito.’
Cox didn’t give away any details of how the story ends for the Roy family patriarch, but he did drop a few hints, saying: ‘Logan absolutely gets what he needs. That’s the great thing about the show. He gets peace, which is good.’
The screen star went on to insist he’s happy the show’s run is not going to be extended, adding:'”American series live well past their sellout date: This one won’t do that. HBO would love us to go for as long as Game of Thrones, but thank God it won’t happen.
‘I would find it hard-going to be saying “f**k 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 said of his future: ‘I have been doing this for 60 years, I played lots of roles and I move onto other stuff, while I still can.
‘I am going back to the theatre, which I can now afford to do: I will play Bach and then I will do a revival of Eugene O’Neil’s Long Day’s Journey into the Night. You can’t live off past glories.’
Natural end: Brian is now more in demand now than ever, and he believes Succession writer Jesse Armstrong has brought the show to a close at the right time
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