Karl and Frank of Succession quietly became the show’s first powerful couple
I want to talk a bit about how Karl and Frank see each other. Peter, what do you think Frank thinks of Karl?
PF: I think he’s in pain, but depends on him to take the hit when Frank doesn’t want to, maybe. He knows he’s going to get run over first. I rarely stick my neck out and when I do, I get slapped in the face. I’ll take care of this and Logan says, “No, get out of here.” But I know Karl could do it first.
DR: Well, I mean, another part of it is that, I mean, I can’t speak for Peter, but my feeling as Karl has always been that despite everything else there is a very deep loyalty. and intense towards Logan. I know which side my bread is buttered on, but on top of that I still feel like a protector, stay away from him because I will kill you.
DR: Of course, despite not being family, trying to please daddy is always [the priority.]
PF: Are we trying to make daddy happy?
DR: I’m saying we’re not the kids, but I mean, that’s still part of the element. I guess I think Frank is more vulnerable to Logan’s shots. He shoots Frank more.
Do you think Karl and Frank love each other?
DR: My answer is yes, but it could mean something else.
PF: Would we go out for a drink together, do you think?
DR: I would say yes, definitely, because we spend a lot of time together. We go to a lot of places together. We eat a lot together. We know our families. I mean, what’s it been 20 years? I don’t know how long they think it is, but it’s a very long time, through thick and thin. If you watch that scene on the plane that you referred to before, I mean, these are two people communicating on a very deep level, with very few words, and everyone knows exactly what the other is. nobody says. These are two people who have a connection that they are able to communicate that way.
PF: In their professional sphere. But I think outside of that, I don’t know if I would look for Karl.
DR: You are making a mistake. You are making a mistake. Karl is a great guy.
I think that says a lot about who they are as characters, though, because Karl has this – I don’t mean to use the puppy expression, but it looks like he would say, “We could go out to dinner. good.” Frank has this harshness with him where he’s like, “No, I don’t want to date you.”
DR: If I have to, I will.
What do you think Karl and Frank viewers like?
DR: Well, that could be the eye of the beholder. I would like to … Wait, go ahead. I’ll think of something. Who am I thinking of? Go ahead. Pierre, go ahead.