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WARNING BROKEN TRIP: This post discusses the massive plot development in “Connor’s Wedding,” Season 4, Episode 3 of “Succession,” now streaming on HBO Max.
Jeremy Strong is speaking for the first time about last week’s shocking “Succession” death. The star, who plays Kendall Roy on the HBO series, was front and center in the episode “Connor’s Wedding,” written by “Succession” creator Jesse Armstrong, which featured the death of family patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox).
“It went into my heart, not my mind,” Strong said Different. “I mean it never crossed my mind as much as I found it heartbreaking to read and experience when we were doing it.”
Strong said he was really shocked, as were fans of “Succession”, by “the suddenness of it, the banality of it the ordinariness of the way these things play out, the inability in a way to have a moment what you want. be. The suddenness of these things, and the irreversibility of these kinds of things that happen. The reality of death, the reality of them, and now we have to deal with that sadness and loss in the middle of, you know, a pit viper fight.”
The episode was directed by executive producer Mark Mylod, and centers on the same boat where Connor Roy (Alan Ruck) and siblings Kendall, Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Shiv (Sarah Snook) have gathered, and the Waystar Royco plane, where Logan is flying with his executive team to Sweden, to try to salvage a deal.
Strong spoke Different on Saturday at the ninth annual Breakthrough Prize ceremony. The event, held at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, honors “the world’s leading scientists whose work fuels innovative scientific breakthroughs.”
Strong and Cox haven’t necessarily seen eye-to-eye when it comes to acting styles — specifically, Strong’s use of method acting. Cox called Strong’s style “annoying” in an interview and later released his thoughts to Different: “I’m apologizing. All kinds of ‘I think, so I feel.’ Just do the job. Don’t introduce yourself.”
Read Variety’s interview with Mylod about directing “Connor’s Wedding” here. Full details on how the episode went down here. And how the producers prevented the storyline from leaking here.
“Succession” Season 4 airs Sunday nights at 9 pm ET on HBO.