‘Succession’ Star Brian Cox Says Meghan Fell for ‘Fairy Tale That Went Horribly Wrong’
Brian CoxWho play the role of Logan Roy inside HBO series heirhas said he has “tremendous sympathy” for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who are “victims” of “a fairy tale that has gone horribly wrong.”
Cox, speaking to UK magazine Radio Times for the launch of the show’s fourth and final series said that previous comments he had made about Meghan in One high life magazine records have been taken out of context.
In that interview, he said Meghan “knew what she was doing” when she married into the royal family, based on Time of London.
He is widely quoted as saying: “She knows what she is doing, and clearly has an ambition — her childhood dream of being married to Prince Charming and all the bad things we do. I consider a fantasy that could become the life of my dreams.”
Now he refutes those comments.
“I’m a bit angry about that,” he said in New interview with Radio Times, “Because the whole thing was taken out of context. I really have great feelings for them.
“They are the product of a dying organization that should no longer exist.
“But it was a difficult situation when [Meghan] comes from, and can understand that she sees something [appealing] – and it looks like a fairy tale. But it was a fairy tale that went terribly wrong.”
Cox says he’s a republican and opposes the monarchy system, which, according to him, “basically, in this day and age, makes no sense.”
He says he accepted a royal honor known as CBE in 2002 to please his late sister Bette, a devoted royalist.
“If it weren’t for my sister, I wouldn’t be here… She is constant in my life. And she was a great royalist. So the reason I accepted the first time was [because] it honors her as much as anything else. Because she is a believer.”
Talking about the royal couple in December, he said Good morning England: “I don’t know what happened, but obviously something very traumatic happened to this couple. I don’t think they made it up, I don’t think it’s wrong. I thought it was true and should have been rectified, but it didn’t.”
Cox also reiterated comments that Jesse Armstrong, the show’s British creator, was right to make the new series the final installment. “He knows how to tell his story, how to shape his story, and that’s what he does. And you have to give it to him. I’m perfectly fine with that. I can’t beat it, the show has given me so much.