He may play a man of many strong opinions on HBO’s smash hit series “Succession,” but Brian Cox is a bit softer on his own stances.
The actor, who famously plays Logan, the patriarch of the Roy family, recently appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and expressed his thoughts over certain material he included in his recent memoir, “Putting the Rabbit in the Hat,” which was released in January. Cox made a comment about fellow actor Johnny Depp, of which he now thinks differently.
What Does Brian Cox Really Think Of Johnny Depp?
On his “Jimmy Kimmel Live” appearance, Cox explained his comments, alluding his words may have been a little more of a Logan Roy style viewpoint than how he perhaps would have liked to express it himself, in hindsight.
One aspect Cox and his famous character do share, however, is the ability to share a somewhat brutally honest opinion. In fact, when introducing Cox’s memoir, Kimmel called “Putting the Rabbit in the Hat,” “One of the truly honest and interesting celebrity autobiographies.”
According to People, the 75-year-old wrote “Personable though I’m sure he is, [he] is so overblown, so overrated.”
After Kimmel asked Cox about his comments about Depp, he interrupted the host, lightly prefacing his answer with “Oh, no, careful.”
Cox went on to say “You know what it’s like- you go for the easy joke, and I went for the easy joke, and that’s what happened, and I sort of regretted it.”
While talking about his comments Cox remained in good spirits and laughed heartily along with Kimmel, but still made sure to let viewers know he takes his hindsight outlook on his comments seriously.
He also said, “I’ve written an addendum to this book if we ever get to paperback,” before adding the book will be released in the format in the United Kingdom. He added, “I’m not like that normally; I was just being a bit glib, a bit flip.”
Did Depp Respond?
As of this writing, Depp has not gotten in touch with Cox over his words. In fact, Depp’s fanbase, which Cox acknowledges earlier in the interview, may be more upset than the actor, himself, would ever be.
He jokingly said, “I’ve heard a lot from his um, they call it a fan club, but I think it’s some kind of C.I.A. agency on his behalf.”
Depp is probably way too busy to pay attention to any outside commentary. The President of Serbia recently awarded the 58-year-old with the Medal of Honor, as per Rolling Stone.
Depp, who has had quite a bit of legal trouble in the last few years, said, “I’m right now on the verge of a new life and I like it, I like a re-beginning. And I would love for that beginning to start here.”
What’s Next For Brian Cox?
In addition to releasing his memoir and embarking on the award show circuit for the third season of “Succession”, Cox has completed two films, one of which has a release date slated for later in 2022.