Succession's Brian Cox shares favourite line from show

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Succession star Brian Cox has revealed his favourite line as Logan Roy.

For four seasons between 2018 and 2023, the Scotsman portrayed the cantankerous media mogul to award-winning effect, taking home a Golden Globe in 2020 amidst multiple nominations at both the Primetime Emmy and Screen Actors Guild ceremonies.

Speaking to Rich Leigh on the latest instalment of The Starting Line Podcast, Cox pointed to one particular piece of dialogue from the second episode of season 4, when a fraught conversation between Logan and his kids Kendall, Shiv, Roman and Connor was unfolding concerning the sale of Waystar RoyCo.

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"My favourite line in the whole show is when he says to the kids, 'I love you, but you're not serious people,'" Cox told Leigh. "And it's true - they're not - it's about avarice, it's about greed and that's not what he's talking about.

"The thing about Logan, he was a self-made man," he elaborated. "He was brutalist in his attitude, but also, and this was right the way back, his one weakness - which should've been his strength - was that he loved his children.

"If he didn't love his children things would've been a lot happier... he loves his children - that's the thing he loves them all, but he sees them as wrecks."

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This comes after Cox suggested his character was written out from the HBO show "too early" after being killed off three episodes into season 4.

"I was fine with it ultimately, but I did feel a little bit rejected," he said.

"You know, I felt a little bit, oh, all the work I've done and finally I'm going to, you know, end up as an ear on a carpet of a plane."

Succession aired on HBO in the US, and is available on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.

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