'Succession' star Nicholas Braun on his hit comedy-drama series

The actor appears on “Popcorn with Peter Travers” and talks about the making of “Succession.”
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Transcript for 'Succession' star Nicholas Braun on his hit comedy-drama series
Which had allowed that every minute that I'd even seen the first five episodes of season two you guys know thing. And my guess to their Nickels wrong place cousin Greg makes him a fan favorite. And one of the great things about succession that's rare in television is that season kid who is better than feet and walk. It even more decadent and delicious yes a lot do to you nick. They Q so our work is done. Done here aren't ready affected did well yeah thank you well let's start by saying be the poor benighted souls of that had yet. To watch it. They need to know cousin Greg gets. Yeah. Is this dude. Cousin grace of the shows about a very wealthy family billionaire family and they own movie studios news networks and newspapers and amusement parks. Cruises bomb. And cousin Greg calms him. Luckily. At the right time when the the patriarch of the family is. Giving his company to his next shot to the 21 of his children and the other kids maybe you want the job too but this kid Kendall's gotten in the pilot he's gotten chosen. And so Greg. Comes and used to work and in the amusement parks he got a little bit to hide Monday ended up throwing throwing up. Publicly through his mascot costume through the eye holes. Has won well you know one of those that trip fifth and we can do that you know. He hasn't seen with him in awhile and he comes in and something about him strikes Logan is appealing. Logan has put by Brian Cox the hand and they had been. Turning eighty stands at the end of the pilot everyone thrown into flux and for whatever reason Gregg is still in the mix and so I guess that might BMI arc is sort of finding out can I need. Stay injured getting deeper. Into the net. She does because I think it's great that he can play done really well. Yet is he donors be playing them you know well now I mean that's there's calculations like no tomorrow hockey club to do that. So I was gonna say why did who ever. We want nick brawn to put her regret what's it about year. That made him today nick must play Kevin Gregg what was that audition like. I got to use my nerves in the in the in the room with Adam McKay in and I got to be sort of I got to transfer my nerves about this thing about this big audition into what Greg is I think he's nervous in a room but I think he's also ambitious highly ambitious and and so to audition was like. An anonymous. I can't let whatever comes out of Christ mouth. Whatever it wants to come out and come out. And Adam gave me their permission to and and so it was a lot of riders. Think that the debate like I'm. I am proud going on video editing believe that then that candidate to do that he added they duplicate I do get recognized now act of congress. Are you walking around the city or. And people say they are yet to thread of yeah look at they'd love him yet but nobody is really you know morally. A model for anybody on Spoelstra I don't know anybody you aren't suspicions them to do. But you do they come up and say Ingraham they do you have to shout cousin Greg bishop Greg. So I can analyzed a lot of that I got a lot of like you're gonna get the whole thing you know you're gonna get the company's. I don't think it should happen. I think I want to that you know could he'd just been renewed for season ray we have indeed. To graduation thank you that's kind of great yeah. I've never been a part of something out of it third kind of this new game rounds just with people you know ward suits. And did it know dragon is suspicious Logan put him under dragging its parts and it that's what it's a good shows and it looks like everybody's hand and a friend how are they. Definitely yeah because because it's a lot in profits you know it's it's. Lot of different personalities in a room. Different styles of acting you know your your your what you know here is got one silent Germany's and other. And Brian is always ferocious in a room and every C united dude Matthews just to have the pleasure yeah I hear you know there's a whole thing on line that there should be used in off with. Tom and correct yeah idea. It's too premature you know we get we still put up a lot of romance left to what little water and do about it you know people think in the future all the time he'd. The idea making its working. It can work again Yale has been an off do that let's let's look at it could whip from success and so that those people who would be if they'll look at Nelson. Oh yeah let's answer Rosalyn over you can all watch. He okay. What's what's the news. What's it. What's going on. Could you. It's good to you. This was sick. Yes. Fashion Week own good and houses are gone. You know I mean I'm sure he's the it could be way better I just. Don't know how. What we'll just what happened with hear hear us vote. Got rid of it. Silver grove. The rich yeah yeah that's the necessary totally Irvin and court. It's artists back to New York apartment and and it's a hotel room. Well there are. I can't give away things if they had been on but. Here. Greg is hunting for apartments through it and and subsequent episodes. There are amazing things that you going up into that than with the bed is like the size of this tool. Yeah idea squeezed into it yet knocked in my head on the ceiling right. But it's a loss so that's cool. But via. The it's a very real thing you've taken an apartment in New York for anything I mean. Has she shopped for apartments and you've got to spend money to just have room to move around. Even in my apartment right now I can even like to put ship on the ground but that I try to do pushups all the time. But like sometimes that it ran out and sometimes is on a stretch you know Ehrlich to link. Extra my legs something again that all that what you think work. I'm six. Yeah I used the line I'm not that short take it back when I was younger in auditions and now at this point I'm one. Popcorn with Peter carruthers affiliate can be honestly I'm 67. Yeah and now. Yes there's a lot off if you sometimes we're in your auditioning yeah practices to a 51. Yeah well yeah I pretty much any any rules so if if there's a father. And he's shorter than 62 when they got no chance of playing it's on the really back. Picking them yet oh I've lost a lot of roles because my. Because because you know it's hard to photograph BB for some people or. Or they don't wanna put the lead actors apple boxes which I understand now. I was an ambulance where the it was a walk and talk through school and then there's the actress those playing my love interest. She and I were walking and they gave her track about boxes. Like twenty pieces of wood lined up together it that we. Almost. One publicly or I don't route like act but maybe you like your job. She had this nice wooden path to walk on an intuit couldn't walk loudly because it would make noise in the woods. You know that's their systems awkwardly yes. Well you know him in me Stonington. Wayne Alan Ladd was with field ran in the blind dolphin. He was split 54. So a big guys short yeah they dug in each range. Ford's appeal learned walked right. You should make them do that they should dig up flooring for they should give you you should be host Paula as you walk yet. Yeah I wrote that the coast art walk in for. Except. When I need to walk you regiment in the you I would need to lock you and they would need to stay on grounds beyond the that the none of that for you so I long trend. There on the boxes maybe I should bring a little. Comment on him so confused you know into the I just sent it to view as. Jack attack attack. That was the first saw sky high courts while I'm film critic if it. What kind of put it back if those fifteen years ago I wish that clip that you were because that was there. Like yeah what police playoff with Italy is one that we platinum blond thing I glowed in the dark. If you if you turn the lights off the look real close you could see those lines but you couldn't in the light those. When the sad parts of that character. Via as a good because my first big part in. And when that happened what happened the year did you you've got that part in youth I'm gonna make it in this business it's going to be great. I don't know if you ever say that. I don't know I don't know if you ever now you know. A sixteen when. And and I. I remember getting it the moment I got the call. And I screamed and screamed for some amount of time. And it was just the greatest moment of my life. Where I was just screaming when my friends as a screening. But you know. I did think. This is the real version of my dream. This is a big real movie. And it's not a plays in Connecticut you know he's doing small pleaser little short films you know student films and things but this this was like a real beauty of heat. For real you know real money and go do it in LA you know so that did feel like the moment where maybe I thought oh. Maybe I'm I could keep to humans. I don't think you ever know that you're gonna whopper and act in another role going to that's never going to be. It's going to be do I get another job. Exactly who it was possible what in the work again that's part of the deal exactly you have to get used to it by communities to. It's like it it's not an I can never guess maybe right now I feel like. The shows come out in. And how we're gonna have another season so that's technically another job. Oh and they'll be HBO will be just wielding wheel barrels full of money to the war. What happens fee from three. Kabul yeah now. And yet cash yet so he warned they showed that about this great wealth than you grew up. Knowing your father. So there must mean you opt billions. That you grew up yeah yeah the votes yet book. Four or five yachts that can remember when we're you know when your father Craig brought did design from of the great album covers them he designs sticky fingers and you were Stevie Wonder. You know he did all that. Big big time people but now being the jealous bastard is he's become. An yeah. After your deal. He started first like. He started there started for he's the reason that I started really getting mr. yes and comment that down next to me and I mean. He's that I don't have anybody to run my lines with for the additionally you can read them with me. I don't wanna talk to my voice memo anymore so I analysis learning battery it 67. Data on outside and play you know please let me go outside don't sit here and read these would mean. Help me prepare a child. Really intense the Lombardi helped me prepare the idea that he repairing big audition. But there was great encouragement. You did yes there is did you get good critique. From him. I do I do I do I think. I think I think he tells me that I'm I'm good. And I think critique I think it and you need to have them honest responses I should have read an article for me or something yeah. Right weaponized documented. Yeah build you know this kind of thing because you did that he had. TV shows there ten things about new no. You really good at comedy. But I've seen you play really creepy horrible people as well. Am the Stanford prison experiment you guard your made me. Yeah there was a time when you get a partly it to you look to break it up he said don't want to be funny that I wanna be something. Yes and well. And I think. I was like being funny. I aid. But I usually Greg McConnell liberals were inflated good guy again good earnest. Fella and so when those pesky long I thought this is a really good opportunity to. Look at those darker parts myself and and show some colors off that I haven't gotten show before. Stiffer prison was it was interesting because a lot of my friends were in that movie so I got to just treat them horribly. Always a good thing yes yes all right just got to yell at them and force them to do things and fight them like as a Miller he and I were wrestling you know a lot of that movie and that was really fun. Sort of bashing into each other lake those opportunities Regis gets it. I don't know yet it to be meaner tougher. And how did I minute that's itself. I'm now back. No sir I'm so and so or even that didn't seem so now and I affluent. Before I go to a couple of questions from the world of the Internet oh my gosh they're here they're going to be in here but I have to ask you about your music career. A lot because that must be discussed cool how devoted. To what is it. I loved our love to meet these outlook to write songs I'm of the same. Oh gosh I just remember you're having outran the area Doug just active I'm a great song that you go well that's gonna regret the day though a state that to the end but yes I do you go on tour with the bad do you play. Umps. You know since succession started like it's been comforted to music not because he's. It's okay. Now I understand just greats have brought a lot of my path and Breen space they'll hold rock surfing will come later yeah I think I can do it into my thirties right. Forties right look it make her. You certainty is that something might enter its there's no. There's no stopping the idea but I do love and I loved I loved music it's it's something that I think about all the time but it's not. Right now in my periphery but. But I yeah I love doing and I love making stuff and yet some good we'll see I hope bye hope I get the publicity in a minute when you think because god but right now filled it up a few wreckage how elect Kate. A couple of questions from the world outside from Mike Yates. What is your favorite scene filmed for success. My favorites and united film for succession mom are good reading. What's my favorite scene what they don't think wars recession. What. Is my. Serie united did I hope it is for everybody diamonds but it thumb. I think. There was a scene where com. We're I was really high on the patio during the Thanksgiving episode last season and where Matthew comes out any tells him have to shred the documents. And and I really late playing I like playing drugs. That's always fun. Actually does seem right got to that's an integral part of your life my death and yes wonderful way on screen right to bring that right Reagan like I get. Yeah we want to bring in. Who we are two Villa Park are Ireland might be satisfied with that did this should be good and then yes I also liked arm. In other drug scenes snorting cocaine with Kendall was really was really fun. So there's a theme here and up. Now that there is great okay let's friend went right to Gregg did that would venture another question now. From Terrence K of the three Roy siblings who do you think would be best to lead with. I guess ship. Attention I think we need a female CEO and a company company like this. We need some tenderness you know not that tender but he's not at all but you know I think she has her moments and and I think she has is we need a female perspective. All right it's time on cost time for the song oh gosh. The minute to hold a tradition that people with that and that care men saying their heart out. I have this one song it's kind of an old song. To you didn't write it. I did read it but it goes. Beeper aren't. I think that deeper it's your birth but. The news. The the he error. Pat me. Today. News news. I'm very moved but at that thing time. That was Thatcher cop. I don't. It is nice it was nine yet and it's rare to the any of your roles do something so really in the united you know so I'm you want some demeanor I removed this huge but it next time you're on. We're gonna do some kind. But if something to comfort. Thing I prompts I just thank you my friend yeah yeah yeah.

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