Brian Cox certainly has more paternal instincts than his Follow-up alter ego, Logan Roy.
In a now-viral December New York resident profile of Jeremy Strong, who plays Logan’s son Kendall on the HBO program, Cox made headlines when he discussed Strong’s intense acting process and expressed his concern about “what he’s doing to himself.”
On the December 8 episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, the longtime actor addressed the article.
“The thing about Jeremy’s approach is that it works in terms of what comes out on the other side,” Cox said. “My problem — and, it’s not a problem, I have no problem with Jeremy, because he’s wonderful. … He’s an extraordinary father. He’s a pretty unique individual. But he’s touching obsessed with the job. “
Jeremy, who noted in the article that he takes his role in the program “as seriously” as he “takes his own life,” had previously asked to be sprayed with tear gas when he played. Jerry Rubin in The Chicago 7 Trial and “went around the set crying” when he plays the lead role The judge with Robert Downey Jr.
Cox continued, “And I’m worried about what it’s doing to him, because if you can not separate yourself – because you’re dealing with all this material every day, you can not live in it – eventually you’ll be exhausted.”