The Cast of Succession on the Show’s Most Ridiculously Expensive Stage
In a show about billionaires, all about living an outrageously rich lifestyle, some scenes of absolute opulence stood out for the cast …
With the arrival of the third season of Succession this week is the show that everyone – yes, everyone! – speak. The acting, the script, THAT opening music, everything about the show is amazing. But one of the things that we constantly notice is not just that these people are rich … they are beyond rich.
They are legitimate billionaires, with access to the level of opulence and extravagance that comes with that level of wealth. Sure, the actors do a great job of being kind of bored with it all, but when JOE caught up with some of the cast on the show, we had to ask what moment in the show so far has really surprised them with that standard of living of billionaires.
First up, here’s our conversation with Alan Ruck, who plays Connor (Roy’s older brother), and you can check out our full interview with him here:
Ruck had one scene in particular that stood out in terms of opulence:
âWhen we were on this yacht, it was owned by a very wealthy person, and I think it was worth $ 150 million, and the maintenance per year is $ 10 million. The deck is all teak, n ‘ It stains pretty easily, so there are some people walking around with red wine and they’ve drunk a few and they drop a drop, and there’s someone immediately there [acts out wiping away the drop]. They have a whole team that makes sure nothing gets stained.
âI think our rental on that yacht was $ 1 million a week. Yeah. And everyone’s barefoot because they don’t want shoe marks on anything. [yacht] the crew are very attractive young people. These are all these beautiful young people who are very well trained and very competent in all areas. The yacht touched me, but I have to tell you that it was a bit lost for me because it was still just a boat. He had his own gym, there was a swimming pool in the yacht! But it was like ‘Okay, that’s good’. But I’m working class in Parma, Ohio, so there are some things that …
Next, we chatted with J. Smith-Cameron, who plays Gerri, a trusted family friend and high-ranking officer at Waystar-Royco:
J. Smith-Cameron also mentioned the yacht, but delves into the humor of the setting for what the characters are up against:
“It’s tricky, because the characters – especially the Roy family, but my character is completely settled, she’s almost a family member in a way, she’s Shiv’s godmother – we’re totally used to it. , the characters are. So in actually, I still think it’s funny, the writers are pretty witty, because we’re in these beautiful places and the weather is perfect and everything is luxury, and we’re miserable. and plot and bite our nails this juxtaposition.
“But I’m certainly not used to it, it’s fantastic. Because the way of seeing other places, I think, works. I love going there. I forget what layers of opulence [the yacht] was, but it was really high up there, it was beautiful. “
And, last but not least, we chatted with Matthew Macfayden, who plays Tom, the somewhat foreign brother-in-law of the main Roy family:
Macfayden describes how fun it is for him to get used to all of this, but that the impact of the show’s ârichnessâ was there from his very first scene:
“The truthful answer is completely and totally. You walk on these yachts … or me and Sarah [Snook, aka Shiv]the apartment is amazing. But what’s really outside the body is how quickly you get used to it. You just think, ‘Oh, we’re here again … Can I have some coffee?’ Because it’s kind of transient, and I’m kind of half serious, but you know what I mean? You kind of get used to it.
âThe really exciting thing, actually, was when we were doing the pilot. And I was really nervous, because I was doing an accent and it was a different thing. But we were shooting, Sarah and I had a stage on the Upper East Side on Madison Avenue, around 63rd Street or something, and it was a very cold blue sky day in NYC. And it was more than exciting, because we were filming in Manhattan and I never thought … It was just very, very exciting to get on board [on this project]. And we didn’t know how it was going to be, but I was like ‘I did this, it’s good’. “
The third season of Succession continues every Monday NOW.