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Brian Cox says he ‘felt a little rejected’ by ‘Succession’ plot twist

Editor’s note: Below contains major spoilers for “Succession” Season 4, Episode 3.



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there is no doubt “SuccessionIt was a huge success, receiving worldwide critical acclaim and winning several awards.

But there was a major turnaround in the final season that left fans stunned.

Now, actor Brian Cox May revealed that he “felt a little rejected” after his character died in the series smash “too early” in the fourth season.

Cox plays Logan Roy, the patriarch of the Roy family. The fourth and final season of the show, which follows the battle between three of Logan’s children to take over his empire, is currently premiering on HBO.

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Portrait of Brian Cox in Madrid, Spain, in March.

Logan dies unexpectedly of a heart attack on a private plane in the third episode, and Cox he told the BBC How he felt about the unexpected plot twist from the show’s writer, Jesse Armstrong.

“It was a strange feeling,” said Cox. “I viewed it, wrongly… as a form of rejection.”

“There was no preparation, we just didn’t know it was going to happen,” said the 76-year-old actor.

Cox explains how Logan was “a total blast” in the first two episodes of the series, “and then all of a sudden he’s gone.”

“I was okay with that in the end, but I felt a little rejected. I felt a little like, Oh, all the work I’ve done,” he said.

“Finally I’ll be an ear on an airplane carpet,” Cox added, referring to the way his kids try to say goodbye to him on the phone as he lies on the floor of the plane.

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“he [Armstrong] said Cox, who thought his character could have been killed off in the fifth or sixth episode.

He added that there was no point in questioning Armstrong.

“There’s no point in going down that road, especially with someone like Jesse, because he’s already made a plan,” said Cox, who was full of praise for Armstrong.

“It was daring of Jesse and that’s where Jesse is great. There’s no doubt, he’s a writing genius,” said the actor. “He did it brilliantly. It was an amazing sight, everything.”

However, Cox revealed that he has yet to see Logan’s final scene in the series.

“I haven’t watched it,” he said, “because I don’t care to watch my own death, that will come soon enough.”