Alan Ruck almost gave up his audition for HBO’s ‘Succession’


Allan Ruck almost gave up his audition for “Successor.”

“I was at home in LA and I was trying to get back to work in Chicago,” he told the Post. “There was a lot of family stuff during the day and I was like, ‘I can’t, I can’t go to this audition.’ And then finally, I got out of the music class with my 2-year-old son, and half a dozen voicemails came in. And he said, ‘Just go. [“Succession” producer] Adam McKay’s home before you leave. And I did. “

Without him, Ruck would have escaped the disgusting, Shakespearean The HBO series It returns for its third season on Sunday, October 17. Still, the actor, 65, admits he wasn’t ready for his audition, just didn’t see the script. He said he ended his improvisation scenes, and it worked – by the time he returned to Chicago, a call came to him that he would conquer that part.

Ruck plays his oldest son, Connor Roy Media giant Logan Roy (Brian Cox) They play badly with their three youngest offspring, and their desires to please their father and succeed him as the successor of an expansive global company. Although Logan doesn’t seem to care about her children being “f -k off”, she is relatively kind – or at least kind – to Connor.

The “Spin City” star is theorizing it because Connor – who announced his plan to run for president last season – showed no interest in taking over the family business.

Ruck is the eldest of Logan Roy’s children in “Succession.”

“I’m not trying to conquer him,” Ruck said of his character. “And when it comes to pushing, I always come to the side of the father.”

Ruck believes Logan was guilty of divorcing his mother when Connor’s mother’s character was 8. “We have a clue [in the show] My mother had psycho-emotional problems … so Logan feels guilty enough about Connor that they abandoned him.

The upcoming season of the critically acclaimed series is no softer than the previous two.

Michael J.  Fox and Alan Ruck in
Ruck Michael J.. Starring in “Spin City” with Fox.
BC ABC / Courtesy Everett Collection

“Overall, we are as nasty and self-involved as we are,” he said happily. “So if the audience is hungry for it, I hope they won’t be disappointed.”

“And I need to do more of this season.” “By the end of the second season, I was kind enough but I didn’t have much to do … I can tell Connor still has political ambitions.”

Ruck first appeared on screen in 1983 in “Bad Boys” opposite Sean Penn. But for many generations of viewers, he was probably best known as Ferris Bueller’s hypocandracial best friend Cameron Fry in the 1986 “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

Mia Sarah, Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck.
Ruck played as a teenager on “Ferris Bullers Day Off” when he was 29 years old.
Aram Paramount / Courtesy Everett Column

He admits he didn’t think much of the classic when he first saw it.

“I remember I went to rough cut screening [co-stars] Jennifer Gray and Mia Sarah and Jeffrey Jones, “he said.” We’re all sad because we thought it was an S-T piece. “

Of course, now he is incredibly grateful to have been involved with a movie he loved so much and his career seems to be cyclical.

“It’s been about 10 years since someone came down from the top shelf and said, ‘Alan, why don’t you just hang out with us for a while?’

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