Editor’s Word: The next story incorporates spoilers for the “Succession” finale.
It’s been well documented that Jeremy Strong went to great lengths for his legendary role as Kendall Roy on “Succession,” continuously staying in character for lengthy durations of time in an try and fuse his personal character with the character. The method allowed him to expertise Kendall’s highest highs — and far more continuously, his lowest lows.
A viral scene within the “Succession” finale landed someplace in between the 2 extremes. When Roman and Shiv Roy tentatively agree to call Kendall CEO of Waystar Royco to dam Lukas Mattson’s takeover bid, he lastly will get the crown that he has spent his complete life chasing. After 4 seasons of fixed infighting between the three Roy kids, the short-term truce looks as if vindication for all of Kendall’s nefarious scheming. As he prepares for the board assembly the next day, he appears nearer than ever to the job he’s coveted since he was seven years outdated.
However his siblings received’t again him till he eats a “meal match for a king” — a disgusting smoothie comprised of random substances from their mom’s fridge together with uncooked eggs, Tabasco sauce, and expired pickles.
In a predictable flip of occasions, Kendall’s want to be CEO outweighs his disgust. He drinks as a lot of the vile concoction as he can abdomen earlier than Roman dumps the remainder of it on his head. In an much more predictable flip of occasions, Sturdy was decided to keep away from reducing corners.
Showing on the “Succession” Podcast after the finale, Sturdy revealed that the smoothie was certainly fabricated from the disgusting substances that audiences noticed on the present. Sturdy mentioned he drank the combination, however he may solely deal with a number of takes earlier than his abdomen gave in.
“We did it just a few instances and I went outdoors and retched and jumped within the ocean and washed it off my hair,” Sturdy mentioned. “And yeah, I did drink it. I wouldn’t know the way to not drink it. He desires it that badly that he’s gonna drink no matter that’s, proper, but it surely was disgusting.”