#Jeremy Strong

The New Yorker

On “Succession,” Jeremy Strong Doesn’t Get the Joke

When Jeremy Strong was a teen-ager, in suburban Massachusetts, he had three posters thumbtacked to his bedroom wall: Daniel Day-Lewis in “My Left Foot,” Al Pacino in “Dog Day Afternoon,” and Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man.” These weren’t just his favorite actors: their careers were a road map that he followed obsessively, like Eve Harrington casing out a trio of Margo Channings. He read interviews that his heroes gave and, later, managed to get crew jobs on their movies. By his early twenties, he had worked for all three men, and had adopted elements of their full-immersion acting methods. By his mid-thirties, after fifteen years of hustling in the industry, he’d had minor roles in a string of A-list films: “Lincoln,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Selma,” and “The Big Short.” He’d played a staffer in both the nineteenth-century White House and the twenty-first-century C.I.A. But, as he approached forty, he felt that his master plan wasn’t panning out—where was his Benjamin Braddock, his Michael Corleone?
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Brian Cox Concerned ‘Succession’ Son Jeremy Strong’s Intense Method Acting Could Lead to Early Burnout

Brian Cox has serious concern his Succession son Jeremy Strong is going to burn himself out due to his intense method acting approach. The Emmy-winning HBO star spoke candidly about the situation when he dropped by Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday and was asked about the recent, viral New Yorker profile on Strong. In the piece, Strong spoke to the great lengths he will go to embody a character, sometimes to the dismay and annoyance of his castmates. (“I take him as seriously as I take my own life,” the actor told the New Yorker of his Succession character, Kendall...
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Brian Cox Is Worried That His ‘Succession’ Co-Star Jeremy Strong Will Get ‘Worn Out’ By His Intense Method Acting

If you haven’t read the New Yorker‘s profile of Succession star Jeremy Strong yet, you should do that now. It’s a fascinating look (no matter what Jessica Chastain thinks) at a famously intense actor who says things like, “I want every scene to feel like I’m encountering a bear in the woods,” and, “To me, the stakes are life and death.” (He’s referring to his performance on a show where someone ate their own load once.)

Jessica Chastain calls interview with Succession star Jeremy Strong ‘incredibly one-sided’

Jessica Chastain has come out in support of Succession star Jeremy Strong, shortly after a new profile drew mixed reactions from fans online. Written by journalist Michael Schulman for The New Yorker, the feature titled “On Succession, Jeremy Strong doesn’t get the joke” was published on 6 December. It included quotes from Strong’s co-stars, including Brian Cox and Kieran Culkin, both of whom commented about Strong’s serious approach to his performance. The article painted a portrait of an intense actor, deeply committed to his craft, who takes every role he lands – including as media mogul Logan Roy’s son...

Aaron Sorkin Blasts New Yorker Profile of ‘Succession’ Star Jeremy Strong, Gets Support From Adam McKay; New Yorker Responds – Update

UPDATED Saturday (Originally published Friday): Aaron Sorkin posted an open letter Friday disputing what he calls the “distorted picture” of actor Jeremy Strong created by a recent New Yorker profile. Late Friday, the New Yorker responded with a statement to Deadline, which is below. Strong is currently receiving raves for his work on HBO’s Succession, to which the profile is pegged, with the series’ executive producer Adam McKay also weighing in on the controversy. Sorkin has worked with Strong on two projects. The first is the 2017 film Molly’s Game, which also starred Jessica Chastain. The second is last year’s Trial...
The Ringer

The New Yorker’s Jeremy Strong Profile and the Drama Around ‘Winning Time’

Chris and Andy talk about the New Yorker profile of Jeremy Strong that dropped before last week’s episode of Succession and the discourse that it created around the show (1:00). Then they talk about all of the drama surrounding the forthcoming Lakers series, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (26:42), and two of their favorite comedies of the moment: Abbott Elementary and Motherland (38:51).
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The Profiles of Jeremy Strong From ‘Succession’ and Ben Affleck, Plus NikkieTutorials Featuring Adele

Juliet and Amanda break down recent profiles of Ben Affleck in The Wall Street Journal (0:58) and Jeremy Strong in the New Yorker (25:13). Then, they switch gears and touch on Adele’s new look by makeup artist and YouTuber Nikkie de Jager on her latest YouTube video for NikkieTutorials (38:31) and discuss remaining thoughts on the new docuseries The Beatles: Get Back.

Jeremy Strong to Play James Gray's Dad in 'Armageddon Time'

There are a few actors we adore but probably wouldn't opt to play our parents because, well, of their deranged commitment to the bit: Daniel Day-Lewis is probably top of that list; no doubt Lady Gaga would spend at least a year in mom and/or dad's shoes, and is that an experience you really want to have? Jeremy Strong, incredible so he has been since the inception of Succession, is up there too — and yet, as unearthed in a New Yorker profile of the Method-loving (ahem, "identity diffusion," sorry) actor, arthouse auteur James Gray tapped him up to play his dad in his upcoming Armageddon Time.