‘Succession’: Jeremy Strong’s Performance in This Season 2 Scene Made the Series Creator Cry

by Jeremy Spirogis
Sarah Snook and Jeremy Strong on Succession

Several of the solid members who star within the HBO TV sequence, Succession had been nominated for Emmys in 2020. However, one scene particularly from Succession Season 2, fully blew away the creator of the present, Jesse Armstrong. He just lately revealed which scene from season 2 — starring actors Jeremy Strong and Sarah Snook — impressed Armstrong a lot that it made the Succession author/producer emotional.

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Sarah Snook and Jeremy Strong on Succession Season 2 | Peter Kramer/HBO

In a dialog with The Hollywood Reporter, Succession creator Armstrong revealed a few of his favourite moments from season 2.

The author recalled one specific second from episode 4, “Safe Room” between Roy siblings Shiv and Kendall (performed by Succession solid members Snook and Strong).

“… Shiv and Kendall have a moment of brother and sisterly connection where they had been jousting as they frequently are, jockeying for their father’s affections and their positions,” Armstrong defined concerning the scene.

The Succession Season 2 episode breaks down Strong’s character — who at all times places on a courageous face — and divulges his vulnerability. Armstrong creator once more:

… there’s a second of honesty the place Kendall sort of tells his sister he doesn’t suppose he’s ever going to have the ability to fulfill the ambition, which has at all times been dangling in entrance of them as this nice, significant factor of their lives.

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Watching Strong and Snook movie the scene was emotional for Armstrong. While he acknowledges he will get “soppy about the show and the characters,” he known as it “a magic moment on set.” “

“I was reduced to tears by the level of Sarah and Jeremy’s performance,” the Succession showrunner revealed.

The HBO sequence creator displays on the episodes that had been most tough to jot down

When requested a few season 2 episode that was significantly arduous for Armstrong to jot down, the Succession creator remembered engaged on the Roy household’s Senate interrogations. Armstrong defined:

I do bear in mind we constructed this set for the Senate hearings in episode 9, and I used to be behind on ending the script. So the set was constructed earlier than I had accomplished my actually strong draft of it. I bear in mind getting into and seeing this gorgeous spectacular senatorial edifice rising once I hadn’t written the phrases to fill it, and that gave me the heebie-jeebies.

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Jeremy Strong in Succession Season 2 | Zach Dilgard/HBO

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However, the Succession solid got here via and pulled off the last-minute scripts.

“… even though [the actors’] stuff came in quite late,” Armstrong stated, “they learned it so well.” The author/creator continued:

… we managed to whip via so shortly that we had the chance to jot down a bunch of additional questions from the senators and put them underneath actual strain in order that the stuff was coming at them fairly late.

The Succession showrunner remembers “hammering out questions to senators”

“It’s fun, but it feels high-pressure when they’re downstairs waiting for you to run down with the questions,” he informed The Hollywood Reporter.

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