Brian Cox’s ‘Logan Roy Disease’ Is A Highly Coveted Affliction Among Actors Everywhere


It seems that Succession’s Logan Roy has struck again – this time, by making actor Brian Cox super sad. In a recent interview with The Times, Cox bemoaned the fact that his portrayal of the ruthless media mogul has made him more recognizable and robbed him of his anonymity.

“It’s one of the great roles and there’s nothing I can do about it,” Cox lamented. “You get hoisted by your own petard. Hopefully I’m not going to be defined by it, but we’ll see.”

We feel for you, Brian. It must be tough to go from Braveheart and Troy to being known as “that guy from Succession“. Although, Mel Gibson would like to ask what it feels like to work.

In fact, Cox has big plans for the future – namely, returning to theater work. Because apparently, starring in one of the most critically acclaimed TV shows of all time just isn’t enough of a challenge.

But the real kicker came when Cox appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and joked about how playing Logan Roy has affected his off-screen behavior. Apparently, he’s developed a case of “Logan Roy disease”, which causes him to swear like a sailor at the most inappropriate times.

“My wife’s nearly divorcing me because of it,” Cox quipped, before apologizing to Fallon for his language.

We can only imagine what it’s like to live with someone who’s been infected with “Logan Roy disease”. Maybe there’s a support group out there for actors who are struggling with the downside of fame.

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