‘Succession’ star Jeremy Strong makes Time 100 a triumph after controversial New Yorker profile
Jeremy Strong’s cry about this year Time List 100named Monday by the magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the year, is a definite win for fans of “Succession” and Kendall Roy – her Emmy-winning role in the HBO hit.
But it is also reminiscent of December, when the New Yorker published a profile about Strong, 43, who journalist Michael Schulman described as having “adopted elements of … total immersion acting methods” from Daniel Day-Lewis, Al Pacino and Dustin Hoffman.
Quotes used in the play “Succession” castmates like Brian Cox and Kieran Culkin have been interpreted by some to signify tension with Strong. Cox reportedly said he thinks Strong “needs to be nicer to himself, and therefore needs to be a little nicer to everyone else” in his process.
Many readers have drawn the conclusion that actors are often eccentric, demanding, and self-reliant.
Several A-listers, on the other hand, became defensive about how they thought the piece portrayed Strong.
Aaron Sorkin – who directed Strong in ‘Molly’s Game’ and ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ and wrote his Time 100 tribute – apologized for “helping Mr. Schulman create what I believe to be a distorted image of Jeremy asking us to roll our eyes at his action process.
Chastain, star of “Molly’s Game”, in answer to the “incredibly one-sided article,” people urged, “Don’t believe everything you read people. Snark is selling but maybe his [sic] by the time we get past it.
Anne Hathaway, who starred alongside Strong in “Serenity” and the upcoming “Armageddon Time,” on instagram praised Strong for being “fully engaged and engaged on set, as well as a passionate and open person in life”.
Others, including Strong’s “Succession” co-star Alan Ruck, who plays older brother Connor Roy, came to the defense of the article, noting that celebrities were the ones who misinterpreted it.
“I didn’t think it was a hit. They exposed those facts,” said Ruck, 65. men’s health at the time, noting that some readers will all have their own takeout.
“Not only did the reporter include a dozen sources, but the content article matches every other piece of coverage on the guy,” tweeted journalist Gavia Baker-Whitelaw.
“All the people who come out to ‘defend’ him…are the ones who make him look like a losing king”, mentioned stand-up comedian and “A Black Lady Sketch Show” writer Rae Sanni.