After “Succession” star Kieran Culkin said he’d have to punch Nicholas Braun “in the balls” if he loses out to his co-star for the Emmy Award both are nominated to receive, Braun said he has a plan.
“Kieran and I are both in New York — I mean it’d be great to like watch this Emmys together and be in the same room together for it,” Braun, who plays the likably sheepish character Greg in the show, told the Daily News. “I’m already planning on wearing a cup.”
Culkin, 37, and Braun, 32, are both nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series in this year’s Emmy Awards, which are scheduled to take place virtually in September.
Culkin, who plays the blowhard Roman Roy on “Succession,” told Entertainment Weekly, “I’m going to have to kick Nick Braun in the balls if he beats me that’s all.”
Because Braun stands an imposing 6-foot-7, Culkin then modified the threat. “I should say ‘punch,’” Culkin told the magazine on Tuesday. “I don’t think I can get my foot that high. But I can punch.”
Culkin is about a foot shorter than Braun.
“He’s great,” Braun said on Friday. “Unless he really stretched, I don’t think his foot could reach all the way up there. We have a height difference there.”
Matthew Macfadyen, who plays Tom on “Succession,” is also nominated for an Emmy in the category. The second season of the hit TV series ran last summer and fall.
The show follows family members as they wrestle for control of their billionaire father’s media empire, which is based loosely on News Corp.
Braun said cast members are awaiting word on when the third season will film. Shooting has been delayed by the pandemic.
“We don’t have a specific date,” Braun said. “They’re really looking hard at how to make it safe and how to get us back as soon as possible.”
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