The Roy kids from HBO’s hit series Succession are the characters viewers love to hate.
So it’s no surprise that actor Brian Cox, who plays family patriarch Logan Roy, is just as disgusted by his on-screen offspring as fans of the show.
During an appearance on The Project this week, the 76-year-old admitted the Roy children were “really awful”, but said his character Logan still “loves” them regardless.
Succession star Brian Cox appeared on The Project this week to talk about the hit HBO series
“People love this kind of family drama and of course it’s the most impossible family ever with these really, really awful kids,” he said.
“They’re pretty awful and poor old Logan has to deal with them regularly,” Cox continued.
“He loves his children, that’s his problem. If he hated kids it would be so much easier because you would kill everyone.
The actor also said that before taking on the role of Logan Roy, he asked creator Jesse Armstrong if Logan “really likes those kids,” to which Armstrong said he did.
The 76-year-old admitted Roy’s children are “really awful”, but said his character Logan still “loves” them.
“That’s been the driving force throughout the show and it’s very hard to love them. He must continue to love them despite the fact that they are quite unlovable,” he said.
Cox was also asked to name his favorite actor on the show.
‘I can’t say who my favorite actor is; I love them all,” he replied.
“The guy I really like, really like, and close with is Alan Ruck, who plays Connor, the eldest son.”
“He loves his children, that’s his problem. If he hated kids it would be so much easier because you’d kill everyone,’ Brian joked.
HBO announced in July that its hit show is officially back in production for season four, which will consist of 10 episodes, one more than season three’s nine-episode run.
Cox, along with Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Matthew, J. Smith-Cameron and Nicholas Braun are all confirmed to return.
The official synopsis for season four has also been revealed, teasing major plot points.
It reads: “In the 10-episode season four, the sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson comes ever closer.”
“The prospect of this seismic sale is causing existential angst and family division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will be like once the deal is done.”
HBO announced in July that its hit show is officially back in production for the fourth season of filming, which will consist of 10 episodes, one more than season three’s nine-episode run.
The synopsis concluded, “A power struggle ensues as the family contemplates a future where their cultural and political clout is severely reduced.”
Additional cast members have also been confirmed for the new season.
They include Peter Friedman, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hiam Abbass, Justine Lupe, Scott Nicholson, Zoë Winters and Jeannie Berlin.
It is also said that there will be more cast members which will be announced at a later date.
The show will again be produced by its series creator Jesse Armstrong, alongside Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Lucy Prebble, Will Tracy and Will Ferrel.
Succession garnered 23 Emmy nominations for its first two seasons, earning nine wins.
Succession has swept the Emmys and wowed critics since its 2018 premiere