‘The last thing this world needs are more spaceships’: Successor Brian Cox says billionaires like Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos ‘lost the plot’
- Cox, 75, was asked on Tuesday about billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson
- He said ‘these rich guys sometimes lose the plot’
- Scottish actor plays fictional billionaire Logan Roy on Succession
He may play the fictional media mogul Logan Roy in the hit drama Succession, but in real life Brian Cox is less impressed by some of the world’s most powerful tycoons.
During the season three premiere in New York City this week, the 75-year-old thespian criticized billionaires who “lost the plot.”
‘Some rich guys think it’s best to be inside’ [and] mostly from outer space,” said Cox PageSix at the star-studded event on Tuesday night.
‘The last thing this world needs is more spaceships’: Successor Brian Cox says billionaires like Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos ‘lost the plot’ (Pictured Tuesday in NYC)
The Scottish actor would emphatically refer to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and British business magnate Richard Branson.
“When Branson said we need more spaceships, I thought, ‘That’s the last thing this world needs, more spaceships.’
Branson, 70, won the so-called “billionaire space race” in July this year when his Virgin Galactic spacecraft lifted off from New Mexico and defeated Bezos, 57.
Billionaire space race: Richard Branson defeated his rivals, including Jeff Bezos (right) when his Virgin Galactic spacecraft lifted off from New Mexico in July
Billionaires like Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak are also part of the competition, both of whom are eager to thrive in space travel.
“So you realize a lot of these rich guys sometimes lose the plot,” Cox said.
He then told the outlet about the billionaires depicted on Succession, including his character Logan Roy, who will eventually take over media giant Wayster RoyCo.
Losing the Plot: Brian Cox plays fictional media mogul Logan Roy in hit drama Succession
“I think there are a lot of bad genes to begin with,” he said. “I think the guys are unhappy but I think they all have potential and I think he always gives them the benefit of the doubt.”
“He had great things for Shiv (Sarah Snook), but then she has a problem with talking too much.”
Cox’s comments on space travel come as the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, also criticized the race to leave Earth.
The Duke of Cambridge, 39, said we need the world’s biggest brains and minds instead “fixed on trying to fix this planet” — hours after Star Trek Amazon chief Bezos sent William Shatner into space.
The royal appeared to rebuke the billionaire’s space race when he spoke of current climate concerns during an interview with BBC Newscast’s Adam Fleming at Kensington Palace.
To go bold: Star Trek’s William Shatner became the oldest person in space at age 90, after a journey aboard Amazon magnate Jeff Bezos’ rocket
He also warned the Cop26 summit, where world leaders will meet in Glasgow at the end of this month to discuss climate change, against ‘smart talk, smart words but not enough action’.
The Duke’s intervention came just hours after Star Trek’s William Shatner became the oldest person in space at age 90, following a journey aboard Amazon magnate Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.
It also comes just days after SpaceX founder Elon Musk, whose ambitious plans include colonizing Mars, revealed he would now like to build Tesla cars on the Red Planet.
In his interview on climate change, ahead of his inaugural Earthshot Prize awards, the Duke said: “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds determined to fix this planet, not trying to find the next place.” to go and live. ‘