Cousin Greg might have gotten a perfect replica Rolex watch before the actor who plays him did in real life.
Nicholas Braun, the actor who plays Cousin Greg on HBO’s hit series Succession, said he only bought his first luxury fake Rolex UK after he learned about the watch brand on the show.
In an interview with The New York Times, alongside Matthew MacFadyen, who stars in Succession as Tom Wambsgans, the pair reflects on the series’ explosive Sunday night finale.
After the interviewer notices and compliments MacFadyen’s watch, the actor said he’s always been into the accessory and that his role on Succession isn’t to blame.
For Braun, though, Succession is the sole culprit.
“I bought my first 1:1 fake Rolex from knowing a little bit about Rolexes on the show,” Braun said, according to the Times. “My character bought the AAA replica Rolex Submariner UK. That started me up.”
In season three of Succession, Cousin Greg, working for a newly solo Kendall Roy, picks out the cheap fake Rolex Submariner – which starts at US$9,100 – after he believes Kendall offered to buy it for him.
Greg only ends up making the purchase when Kendall shoots him down at the last second and refuses to buy the expensive copy watch, putting Greg in an uncomfortable position to please the unhappy supplier who sourced and brought it for him.
MacFadyen weighed in on Braun’s new Swiss movement copy Rolex UK habit. “I was quite a good watch consigliere to you,” he said, according to the Times. “I tried.”