Tom Would Be Fun to Play If Younger

He ate his f–king rooster in any case. Brian Cox has gained accolades for his portrayal of expletive-throwing patriarch Logan Roy on HBO’s Succession since 2018 — but when the present debuted years in the past, one other character would have piqued his curiosity.

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“I believe if I used to be youthful, I believe Tom can be an fascinating character to play,” the Scotland native, 76, completely instructed Us Weekly whereas selling his Michelob Extremely 2023 Tremendous Bowl industrial. “As a result of he’s so sophisticated and so pushed, due to his relationship with my horrible daughter and the way she treats him. And his innocence as a result of he’s from Wisconsin, so he’s very kind of — he’s a rustic boy at coronary heart. And it’s an excellent function.”

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He added: “And naturally, brilliantly performed by Matthew Macfadyen. Completely brilliantly. So of all of the roles, that may be probably the most fascinating one if I used to be, , 40 years youthful.”

Logan and Macfadyen’s Tom Wambsgans are seemingly new allies following the masterful season 3 finale, which aired in December 2021. Within the gut-punch “All of the Bells Say” episode, Kendall (Jeremy Robust), Shiv (Sarah Snook) and Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin) have a showdown with dad Logan as they try and overthrow him and his resolution to promote their household’s media company Waystar Royco to tech big Gojo.

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Spoiler alert: they had been too late.

However that wasn’t even the most important betrayal. In a Shakespearean cut-throat shot, which went viral because the credit rolled, Logan gently pats Tom’s shoulder when he reveals up, solidifying that Tom gave Logan a heads-up when Shiv instructed him her plan to ambush her dad. Tom, usually disregarded by his spouse, comforts her as she sits shocked over his disloyalty.

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Following the deception, audiences rapidly revisited one specific variation of a season 3 promo poster, which positioned Logan, Tom and Cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun) on one facet of a hallway as they squared off in opposition to the siblings — a transparent hidden in plain sight reveal about what would happen by the season’s finish.

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The Roy household’s drama will proceed because the Emmy Award-winning collection returns subsequent month. In a latest trailer, Logan and Tom’s budding work partnership is obvious.

“I’m certain we’ll iron all of it out. However what would occur … ” Tom trails off within the teaser.

Logan chimes in: “If you happen to and Shiv had been to bust up?”

“We’ll at all times be good, proper?” Tom asks.

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“If we’re good,” Logan replies, “We’re good.”

For Cox, it was at all times “a no brainer” to affix the solid. “I’m not drawn to specific characters. Roughly, they’re drawn to me,” he instructed Us, laughing. “So Logan Roy, he took place as a result of they wished me to do it. And I learn it and I assumed, ‘It is a nice present. I imply, that is gonna be a singular present.’ … And particularly the usual of writing [with creator] Jesse Armstrong. It’s a fairly excessive commonplace. It’s joyous.”

Succession’s subsequent installment will debut on HBO Sunday, March 26, at 9 p.m. ET.