Brian Cox has never been afraid to tell you what he really thinks.
The outspoken ‘Succession’ star has often found herself in the headlines for her unfiltered commentaries on everything from Jeremy Strong’s method acting to former President Donald Trump. But while he’s best known for his gruff rants, the actor is more than capable of earnest praise when he’s deserved it.
In a post about his staff Instagram account on Monday, Cox officially said goodbye to “Succession.” Though Logan Roy passed away for the past seven episodes, Cox made one final appearance as the late media mogul on Sunday’s series finale. Now that the experience is officially over, Cox has been reflecting on what Jesse Armstrong’s HBO series meant to him.
“We have come to an end,” wrote Cox. “And what was, in my career, certainly the greatest work experience ever. The harmony between crew and cast was truly amazing. It was going to be a great series, but the love and commitment of the crew, cast and writers made it memorable. I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart all of us who worked on the making and creation of this show.”
Despite his occasional gripes, Cox’s commitment to the quality of the show has never wavered. Even after her character was killed off, she went out of her way to appear on set during the funeral scene just to keep fans and paparazzi from speculating about her death.
“I mean, I actually showed up at the funeral,” Cox said in a recent interview. “The day of my funeral, they were going to have a scene with me, a fake scene with me in church, so, just to throw people off. But they were running out of time, it was very difficult to shoot in that church and there were a lot of things they had to cover. And the one thing they didn’t need to do was have a fake scene with Logan Roy that wasn’t even going to be on the show, by the way. So, I was going to shoot the scene, to go to church, I don’t remember where the church was, uptown, and what happened is I was going to, and then they called me and said, ‘There’s no I need you to come in now.’ And I said, I do. And they said, ‘What?’ I said, ‘I’m coming in.’ They said, “Yeah, but we’re not shooting the scene.” I said, ‘Look, I’m walking in, because I know there’s going to be a lot of paparazzi there, and they’re wondering what that funeral is. I’m coming in.’”