“That’s Fine Because I Still Get Paid” – Deadline


The Succession cast reunited a day after their big wins at the Emmys and talked about how they learned about the fate that Brian Cox‘s character would have in the HBO drama series.

In a conversation with moderator Seth Meyers, the cast opened up about when and how they were told Logan Roy was getting killed off early on in Season 4.

Matthew Macfadyen said he “held out until Episode 5” of the final season to find out about who would succeed Logan on the show.

J. Smith-Cameron jumped in to say that producers like Jesse Armstrong and Mark Mylod “warned” the cast in groups ahead of Episode 3 (“Connor’s Wedding”) about what would happen to Logan (Cox).

“Wasn’t it the read-through?” Alan Ruck questioned.

“There was a Zoom,” Macfadyen clarified.

“Oh! You weren’t invited, Alan,” Smith-Cameron joked.

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Macfadyen continued, “It was a short Zoom arranged mid-hiatus and they gathered a few of us. And Jesse said, ‘This is what’s going to happen.’”

Armstrong said that the cast was told about what would happen to Cox’s Logan after they had talked to the actor.

“Oh, we had a huge chat. It was wonderful,” Cox said before joking about how the meeting went down adding, “I remember that conversation well like it was yesterday. I was given the ultimate short shrift, ‘Get the f*** off this set. We don’t want to see you anymore. We’ve heard enough of you. You’ve done enough damage to this whole f***ing production. I’m killing you off.’”

He continued, “And I said, ‘Jesse, that is absolutely fine. I am very happy with that decision and I think it’s one of the best decisions you possibly made during this whole f***ing production. So really, I am very pleased.”

Armstrong said that he remembers the conversation not having so much “rough talk” with Cox and that the actor was “very charming.”

Cox was fine with the direction the show took adding, “I still get paid. That, at the end of the day is the main thing, that one still gets paid.”

Watch the cast in the video below.

During the panel, the Succession cast also talked about their favorite lines of the series.




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