‘Succession’ Star Nicholas Braun on Why Shooting Greg’s Congressional Testimony Was His ‘Favorite Day of the Season’

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‘Succession’ Star Nicholas Braun on Why Shooting Greg’s Congressional Testimony Was His ‘Favorite Day of the Season’
Watching Greg Hirsch (Nicholas Braun) fumble through his testimony before Congress is one of the great moments from the second season of HBO’s “Succession.” It was also a personal favorite of Braun’s, who says shooting the courtroom scene was his “favorite day of the season.”

The scene was sprung upon Braun just like the hearing was sprung upon his character.

“When [creator Jesse Armstrong] showed me that scene, I was laughing,” Braun told TheWrap. “He showed it to me the night before; it was sort of a surprise thing. We were gonna shoot it a few weeks later but [Jesse] was like, ‘We could shoot it tomorrow — could you get off book?’ It was like five pages of stuff.”

Braun saw the quick turnaround as an opportunity.

“There’s something kind of amazing about the challenge here, to be able to go tomorrow and be as prepared as I can be,
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