Kieran Culkin paid a visit to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday to promote the second season of “Succession”, which just debuted.
In the HBO dramedy, the 36-year-old actor portrays Roman Roy, one of the spoiled offspring of a wealthy media mogul (Brian Cox) angling for a place in the family-owned empire, and admits his character isn’t the nicest guy.
In fact, Culkin told host Jimmy Fallon, he developed a habit of behaving horribly to people on the set in order to get himself into the character’s mindset.
“There are times when [directors] are just like,’ You know, if you want to, there’s a bunch of background actors there, just like rip into them,’” Culkin explained. “So, at the end of a take, I’ll just start making fun of some guy’s beard and yelling at him.”
He continued: “Then they go cut and I run over like, ‘I’m Kieran by the way. They asked me to! That’s Roman. That’s not me!’”