While a lot has been said about Succession star Jeremy Strong in recent years, one thing the 44-year-old actor certainly can’t be accused of is a lack of self-awareness.
During a recent profile interview with GQ, Strong — speaking ahead of the season four premiere — acknowledged that he can sometimes “sound like a jack***”, particularly when quoting other artists in interviews.
“I’m sure I sound like a jackass when I say stuff like that,” Strong told GQ. “[But] I’m just going to keep quoting shit, because this is who I am…. People have been making fun of me about it for as long as I can remember. I had an old girlfriend who used to call me Kierkegaard. I’m like a walking book of aphorisms.”
Strong and his personality have become an increasingly relevant topic of TV and movie films following his infamous 2021 profile in The New Yorker, which has since led to people like co-star Brian Cox saying that Strong’s method of acting is worrisome.
“My problem — and, it’s not a problem, I don’t have a problem with Jeremy because he’s delightful. … He’s an extraordinary dad. He’s a pretty unique individual,” Cox said on Late Night with Seth Meyers back in 2021.
“But, he does get obsessed with the work. And I worry about what it does to him, because if you can’t separate yourself — because you’re dealing with all of this material every day. You can’t live in it. Eventually, you get worn out.”
In addition to Strong, season four of the hit series stars Brian Cox, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun, Alexander Skarsgård, Cherry Jones, Hope Davis, Justin Kirk, Stephen Root, J. Smith-Cameron, Peter Friedman, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hiam Abbass, and more.
Here’s the official synopsis for Season 4 of Succession, via HBO:
The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgård) moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once the deal is complete. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed.
Season four of Succession will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on Sunday, March 26 at 9 p.m. EST. You can check out the teaser trailer for season four of Succession below:
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