- J. Smith-Cameron spoke about Gerri’s relationship with her boss Logan on HBO’s “Succession.”
- The actress thinks they had “some kind of connection,” whether it be “illicit” or mere “admiration.”
- “He helped her and that bond is still there,” Smith-Cameron told the Los Angeles Times.
The unforeseeable flirtation that emerges between Gerri Kellman and Roman Roy on season two of “Succession” enraptured fans.
But in dissecting every line of dialogue and minor interaction between the Waystar Royco general counsel and youngest Roy sibling, viewers might be overlooking the complexity of Gerri’s relationship with another member of the family: Logan Roy.
On Friday, J. Smith-Cameron, the actress that plays Gerri on Jesse Armstrong’s HBO series, raised questions about the executive’s past with her long-time boss Logan (Brian Cox), the company’s founder and CEO.
“I imagine there was some kind of connection between Logan and Gerri, maybe something illicit, I don’t know,” the 64-year-old told Los Angeles Times.
She continued: “Or maybe just admiration. And he helped her and that bond is still there, of people who’ve slept together or flirted or spent all-nighters figuring out their way out of something.”
It wouldn’t be the first time Logan has mixed business with pleasure.
On season two, the media tycoon forms a tight-knit, off-hours relationship with fellow CEO Rhea Jharrell (Holly Hunter), alienating Marcia Roy (Hiam Abbass), his third wife, in the process.
When Logan’s children see their bullish father spending an increasing amount of time with the newcomer, they make references to his past affairs.
“I haven’t seen him like this for a while,” Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) says on season two, episode seven.
His younger brother Roman (Kieran Culkin) responds: “Yeah, not since Sally Anne and the Summer of Horses.”
The siblings don’t go into further detail about the affair.
The nature of Logan and Gerri’s relationship remains unconfirmed going into the Emmy-winning show’s third season, which premieres on October 17 following a series of delays.
However, as the Waystar Royco CEO puts it on the season two finale: “There is no one more loyal than Gerri.”