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‘Succession’ Helped Kieran Culkin Realize He Always Wanted to Be An Actor

Succession Helped Kieran Culkin Realize He Always Wanted to Be An Actor

Kieran Culkin, the Succession star says the show helped him realize that he always wanted to be an actor. The show premiered in 2018 and is a satirical dramedy. The show features the massively wealthy and exceptionally dysfunctional Roy family. They are the owner of the global media and entertainment conglomerate Waystar RoyCo. The first 2 seasons follow the story of Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his children who scheme to take control of their father’s company.

Succession Season 3 Premiers On October 17

Succession Season 1
Succession: Roy Family












The third season of the show will premier on Sunday, October 17, and will take the story further. The show will dive deeper into the family turmoil that helped the show gain critical acclaim and awards. The show has been nominated at BAFTAs, the Emmys, and the Golden Globes. Kieran Culkin has been nominated for his performance in the latter two.

Kieran Culkin on his role as Roman Roy

Succession Kieran Culkin
Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy












The actor spoke candidly with THR for their cover story wherein he said that he didn’t embrace his fame. However, the end of Succession Season 1 made him realize that he wanted to be an actor. Here’s what he said:

“I’m trying to remember the exact moment it hit me. I think it was at the end of the first season. I remember coming home and thinking, ‘This is what I want to do with my life. I think I want to be an actor.’ I was, like, 36. I’d already been doing it for 30 years.”

Culkin’s most recognizable role is Roman Roy. However, critics appreciate him for several other performances too. He received a Golden Globe nomination for his titular character in 2002’s Igby Goes Down. Although he got offers for bigger projects, he went with the off-Broadway play After Ashley. The actor says he wouldn’t have handled so much fame at such an early age.

Succession has definitely opened up Culkin to enjoy acting. And this has prompted him to take up bigger parts such as in Steven Soderbergh’s No Sudden Move. The kind of depth Culkin brings to Roman Roy with his portrayal is definitely rewarding for a performer.


Source: ScreentRant

Written by Aditi Thosar