Brian Cox Suggests Smoking Marijuana as an Alternative to Method Acting

Brian Cox, the 76-year-old actor who plays patriarch Logan Roy on the hit show Succession, has urged his co-star Jeremy Strong to celebrate his talent rather than focusing on method acting. Brian argued that Jeremy is “gifted” and does not need to “lose” his talent. He suggested Jeremy should instead “have a hit of marijuana” to celebrate his gift. Jeremy responded to Brian’s remarks in an interview with GQ magazine, admitting that Brian has earned the right to say whatever he wants about him. Brian has previously expressed his concern for Jeremy’s intense method of acting, calling it an “American disease” and warning that if an actor cannot separate themselves from the job, they can become “worn out”.