Alan Rook almost missed the “Inheritance” casting.
“I was in Los Angeles and wanted to go back to work in Chicago,” he told The Post. “A lot of family stuff came up during the day and I thought, ‘I can’t go to this contest.’ : “Go [“Succession” producer] Adam McKay’s house before you leave town. And I did. ”
Had he not done so, Rook would have missed the HBO TV series near Shakespeare, which returns for its third season on Sunday, October 17th. , barely looked at the script. He said he had finished his improvised scenes, and it worked – when he returned to Chicago, a call came in telling him he had taken that part.
Rook plays Conor Roy, the eldest son of media mogul Logan Roy (Brian Cox), a toy with the desire to please his three young children and his father and be heir to a world-class company. makes toys with. Logan doesn’t seem to be afraid to tell his kids “f -k off,” but he’s kind, or at least kind, to Connor.
According to the Spin City star’s theory, Conor announced his candidacy for the presidency last season – the family business was never interested in taking over Weistar Royco.
“I don’t want to rob him,” Rook said of his character. “When I have to push, I always go down to my dad.”
Rook, Logan, pleads guilty to divorcing Conor’s mother when he was 8 years old. “We have tips. [in the show] my mom had psycho-emotional problems … so I think Logan feels guilty for Connor because he left her. “
That doesn’t mean the next season of the series, which critics have rated, will be softer than the previous two.
“Overall, we’re worse than ever and we’re interested in ourselves,” he said in a cheerful tone. “So if the audience is hungry for it, they won’t be disappointed.”
“And I need to do more this season,” he continued. “In the second season, I did a lot, but I didn’t have much work … I can say that Connor still has political ambitions.”
Rook first appeared on the screen in 1983 against Sean Penn in Bad Boys. But for many generations of viewers, he is best known as Cameron Fray, Ferris Bueller’s hypochondriac friend in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Holiday, which he filmed at the age of 29.
He admitted that he didn’t think much about the classic when he first saw it.
“I remember going to a rough-cut screening [co-stars] Jennifer Gray, Mia Sarah and Jeffrey Jones, ”he said. “We were all upset because we thought it was a s -t piece.”
Of course, now he is very grateful for his participation in his favorite film and his career seems to be periodic.
“About every 10 years, someone comes down from the top shelf and says,‘ Alan, why don’t you take a break with us, ’” he said. “So Inheritance continues my successful series.”