It’s no secret that Jeremy Strongwho plays kendall roy in successionIt is difficult for him to disconnect from his work. Renowned for his “method acting” in that he doesn’t abandon character when the cameras stop rolling, his dedication has surprising limits.
Bowen Yang, actor and comedian recognized for his participation in Saturday Night Live, commented on his podcast The Bodybuilders an incident with the actor. While working on the last season of Awkwafina Is Nora From Queensnext to the set of successionsuddenly they see Jeremy Strong entering the production offices asking where the bathroom is.
They answered pointing where he is, the actor thanked him and left. But ten minutes later a production assistant from succession He walks into the office and asks “Was Jeremy around?” And they answered “yes, he came asking about the bathroom”. To which the assistant replies “did you specifically ask where the bathroom is?” Yang and the rest of the people in the office reply “Yes, why?” To which he replies: “He has a scene where he has to ask someone where the bathroom is.”
“I think Jeremy Strong has taken method acting to an almost ridiculous level,” Bowen Yang explains during his speech on the podcast.
Jeremy Strong and method acting
Strong’s dedication to succession and her methodology for entering the character of Kendall Roy was detailed in an article published in December 2021 by the New Yorker. His obsession with his work has been criticized for the potential negative effect it could have on his fellow actors.
In fact Brian Cox (Logan Roy) expressed, in the same report, dismay at Strong’s method acting, “I worry about what he does to himself. I worry about the crises he goes through to prepare.”
Recently, in another interview, Cox said that Jeremy Strong’s method acting is a bummer. “Don’t make me talk about it,” he stated.