“Estate” star Brian Cox, who plays media mogul and billionaire Logan Roy on the HBO series, has called true billionaires space cadets.
“Some rich guys think it’s better to be in [and] out of space most of the time, ”the actor told Page Six at the“ Succession ”premiere Tuesday night, naming Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson as the main offenders. “When Branson said we needed more spaceships, I was like, ‘This is the last thing this world needs is more spaceships.'”
The founder of Amazon traveled to space on the New Shepard rocket in July while the tycoon of the Virgin won the “billionaire space race” when he and five other people embarked on his own Virgin Galactic rocket earlier that month.
Cox, wearing a face mask that said “#TeamLoganRoy” on one side and “Fk Off” on the other, added, “So you realize a lot of these rich people lose the plot sometimes.”
The actor, 75, has also weighed in on the Roy family’s billionaires, shyly playing off the offspring he thinks Logan will pick to take over his media conglomerate Waystar RoyCo.
“I think there are a lot of bad genes there to start with,” he said. “I think the boys are unhappy, but I think they all have potential and I think he always gives them the benefit of the doubt. He had great things for Shiv (Sarah Snook) but then she struggles to talk too much.
And Cox believes even successful billionaires struggle to make decisions when family is involved.
“It’s hard to talk about it because you have to face it and these are your children. We are always biased towards our children whether we like it or not, ”the“ Manhunter ”star said.
He added, “In a way, Logan feels that a great beam of light will descend on his family and heal them of something; light them up.
The third season of “Succession” premieres on HBO on October 17.