He’s never been shy of sharing his opinions.
And during an appearance on Wednesday’s Loose Women, Succession’s Brian Cox, 75, swore live on air, fuming: ‘we’re still in the same s**t!’ as he shared his frustration over ‘the current crisis we’re living in.’
The actor’s profanity forced the panel show’s host Jane Moore, 59, to apologise, before he quipped: ‘I least I wasn’t saying the F word!’.
Oops! During Wednesday’s Loose Women, Brian Cox, 75, swore live on air, fuming: ‘we’re still in the same s**t!’ as he shared his frustration over ‘the current crisis we’re living in’
During the interview, Brian was asked if his Succession character, Logan Roy, is close to his own personality.
Brian mused: ‘I wouldn’t say that. He’s a self-made man. The one thing we both share in common is a disappointment in the human experiment.
‘The current crisis we’re living in. I can’t believe we’re still in the same – excuse me – s**t that we’ve been in for a long time – time and time again!’
Coughing loudly, Jane turned to the camera and said: ‘This is daytime television, apologies. Mr Cox is going to go and wash his mouth out with soap.’
It’s daytime TV! The actor’s profanity forced the panel show’s host Jane Moore, 59, to apologise and insist: ‘Mr Cox is going to go and wash his mouth out with soap’
Cheeky: In response, Brian quipped: ‘I least I wasn’t saying the F word!’
‘At least I’m not saying the F word,’ before admitting he now swears as much as his iconic Succession character.
Elsewhere, Brian revealed that the late actor and director Laurence Olivier once inadvertently saved his life.
He recalled: ‘I was having an audition with Laurence Olivier. It was a Saturday afternoon, my bags were ready to go.
‘There was a message in the cubby hole, my audition had been cancelled. I went to my local pub and was thinking, do I go, do I stay?
‘I went home and the next morning on the Sunday post, there was a stock press thing that said, everyone from that place, there was a crash. Laurence Olivier saved my life.’
It’s rubbed off! Brian then admitted that he now swears as much as his iconic Succession character, Logan Roy
Brian also talked about his recent book, Putting The Rabbit in The Hat, saying: ‘When I was reviewing the book, I thought I’m a bit sharp here and there, I go for the easy gag.
‘The whole premise of the book is a conversation. I did have a ghost [writer] who helped me organise the thing but it was very important that it was my voice. I try to avoid the showbiz fluff.’
The actor also explained why he involved his mother in the book in the way he did, saying: ‘It was a condition of many women in the first half of the 20th century. Women were just fundamentally baby making machines and regarded as such.
‘I found a letter from my mum which was part of her diary and it was talking about my father’s passing and it was so beautifully written that I could see she was a writer.
‘My mother was illegitimate, my aunt threw it in the fire, all my mum’s writings. It made me so angry. The one thing I wanted to do was celebrate my ma.’
Candid: Brian also talked about his recent book, Putting The Rabbit in The Hat and explained why he involved his mother in the book in the way he did
Brian also admitted how he’s frustrated over the lack of opportunities for actors from working class backgrounds.
He said: ‘There’s wonderful young women actors now. There are some amazing actors. My annoyance is the lack of working class actors, that kind of background.
‘I left school at 15 and had no qualifications and was given a full grant. I had my education and allowances paid for.’
And on jobs he’s worked outside of acting, Brian revealed: ‘I took this job behind a desk booking bikini waxes. It was funny. You’d get some Swedish ladies coming in going, “have you ever been to any of my parties?”.’
Real talk: Brian also admitted how he’s frustrated over the lack of opportunities for actors from working class backgrounds