Mylod said he was «tremendously grateful» that «everyone did.»
“It was out of good will, really… and [I’m] actually quite touched by that,» he said. “Sometimes it can be such a cynical world. To have everyone keep the secret was really fantastic.”
Gregory Allen, 54, said being on the show was a «bucket list» moment in his tiktok videowhich featured a clip from a scene in which he was a background actor.
Inside the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola in New York City, Allen was among hundreds of extras seated for Logan’s funeral in the show’s penultimate episode, titled «Church and State.»
“They were not told whose funeral it was,” Allen said, and two different versions of the prop shows were distributed to background performers in the church.
Some of the shows had the face of actor Brian Cox, who plays Logan Roy. Others had been printed with the face of actor James Cromwell, who plays Logan’s brother, Ewan Roy. The programs were «carefully counted» to make sure each one was returned at the end of the day.
cox even appeared to the set of his character’s funeral in an effort to prevent his character’s death from leaking to the paparazzi gathered outside the church.
It was a difficult secret to keep.
Gregory Allen, 54, extra on «Succession» about the death of Logan Roy
Allen said the actors in the shows «talked very quietly on the show» so the extras couldn’t hear much of the dialogue through the cavernous church «unless they were standing right behind them.» Once the eulogies began, the actors delivered their lines into a microphone, confirming that the funeral was for Logan Roy.
«You can’t go home and put a picture of yourself on your social media,» the extras warned them. «We’re on the lookout for these things.»
“It was a hard secret to keep,” Allen said. But ultimately, he said he «didn’t want to ruin it» for someone who was a fan of the show and said he was determined not to tell anyone until the episode dropped.
Gabriela Amerth, 28, had kept Logan’s death a secret since last summer. When «Connor’s Wedding,» the episode in which she appeared as an extra, finally aired in April, she posted a Tik Tok highlighting his appearance.
The episode was filmed on a boat, he said, which left the dock and quickly turned around when the Roy brothers learned of their father’s death.
“The only thing they told us was that something happened,” Amerth said. She and the other extras were told to look «disappointed» but were not explicitly told of the character’s death.
She said she suspected someone was dead because every time one of the lead actors left a private room at the top of the boat, they «would leave the room crying.» She realized that it was probably Logan when almost every other member of the Roy family was present at the boat scene.
Amerth said she was «really pretty surprised» the news didn’t leak, but didn’t fight to keep the spoiler to herself.
When her friends asked for inside information on the set, Amerth told them: “I’m not going to spoil it, and I don’t want to spoil it because I wish I hadn’t spoiled it for myself. It will be much better for you if I don’t tell you.
Still, Amerth said it was «100 percent» worth it to ruin the surprise for her and that she was «honored to be on the show.»
Polk had a similar strategy when his sister and her husband kept «quizzing» him about the experience.
“I was like, ‘Oh no, nothing major,’ he said, when asked what happened in the episode. «And he had seen the man’s body being taken out of the plane.»