‘Succession’ Star Jeremy Strong Wanted to Cut This Season 2 Scene ‘Immediately’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The HBO present Succession racked up an enormous variety of Emmy nominations this 12 months — a kind of a nod to Jeremy Strong’s performing as the last word silver-spoon-fed struggling son, Kendall Roy. Out of all of the scenes he filmed for the TV present Strong stated he wished to chop this Succession Season 2 “immediately.”

The ‘Succession’ Season 2 episode that made a meme out of Kendall Roy

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Jeremy Strong on Succession Season 2 | Zach Dilgard/HBO

In an interview with The Wrap, Succession star Strong discussed the season 2 scene that made audiences’ jaws drop: the notorious rap about Logan Roy.

“He had never rapped before,” the publication defined — which most likely received’t shock you. Nicholas Britell — the present’s music supervisor defined to The Wrap that Succession creator Jesse Armstrong was the one with the unique thought for the rap.

“Kendall’s gonna rap as a tribute to Logan,” Armstrong advised Britell on the time. “And it has to be both completely cringeworthy but at the same time kind of really well executed.” For the Succession actor, the feat seemed to be “impossible.” Perhaps that’s why the forged member was on board to maintain the rap out of the episode — and collection — and fully.

“I advocated cutting it immediately,” Strong clarified to the publication, involved that the rap was “going to be silly.” But Strong understood that the collection creator wouldn’t toss stuff at him he couldn’t deal with — or that the present couldn’t.

“… Jesse always knows how to go too far,” the actor defined. “He knew it was just where the show lived.”

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Strong stated of his rap efficiency on the HBO present: ‘I like to take risks’

The “L to the OG” rap” — as “cringeworthy” because it was — went “viral” — each within the diegesis of Succession and on the real-life web. Eminem-inspired Kendall became a “meme” and even for some — a Halloween costume. Looking again, although Strong advocated reducing the scene, he finds loads of worth in it as an actor.

“What I loved about that is that it was an example of a way in which Jesse put me through the wringer,” Strong defined, referencing the collection creator. But this was nonetheless a serious problem for the Emmy-nominated forged member.

“I like to take risks, but that one certainly I haven’t done before,” he defined to The Wrap. “I had three or four days to prepare and learn and do it. So it felt like walking the plank.” Still, Strong referred to the method — rapping itself — as “very empowering.”

“… that alone was nice — to have a chance to express my love for my father,” the actor stated of his on-screen dad.

Logan Roy and family in Succession on HBOLogan Roy and family in Succession on HBO
Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong in Succession | Graeme Hunter/HBO

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‘Succession’ forged member Kieran Culkin discusses Jeremy Strong’s Emmy-nominated performing

Kieran Culkin, who performs Kendall’s brother Roman Roy on Succession, admitted extra about what Strong is like on WTF with Marc Maron. It seems like these days prepping for his massive rap might need been tense.

“If ‘Kendall’ is in a really good place, then Jeremy is in a much better mood,” Culkin revealed. “If ‘Kendall’ is in a dark place, then it’s very much don’t talk to him.”

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