(CNN) “Succession” star Brian Cox reveals some of what makes Logan Roy so complicated.
Cox explained in a conversation with CNN’s Chris Wallace for “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” that his character is deeply disillusioned with the world and harbors all that inside, which makes him bitter.
“I think he feels very, very badly let down,” Cox said of fictional media mogul Logan Roy. “Throughout the show, we’ve seen scars on his back, we’ve seen all the stuff that’s going on, it’s never, you know, the brilliant thing about Jesse Armstrong and the writers is that they don’t reveal any of that. They just, that is a color that’s there. It’s up to us to fill in those elements to actually create it in a world that it was. And that’s, I think, exactly what happens in the scene where his son says , that he’s evil, you know, Logan doesn’t think he’s evil.”
Cox added that the Roy family patriarch “believes that morality collapsed a long, long time ago.”
“So he doesn’t feel like he’s been particularly moral or even immoral,” Cox explained. “He thinks it’s gone beyond that.”
When Wallace asked if Roy “undercuts” his children at any point in an effort to ensure there is no legacy in his empire, Cox said that’s not exactly true.
“Oh no, he definitely wants a succession, but he’s trying to see who is the person who will step up to the mob,” he replied.
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