One of the pieces on that board, Greg, the beloved-by-viewer character who lives somewhere on the thin confines of the family’s inner circle, made it onto Team Kendall in the season opener, standing next to him as he pitted against Logan. attacked. . But will he be tempted to be reunited with his powerful uncle? Will he play both sides?
Actor Nicolas Braun was wary of his answers when Granthshala caught him, admitting that he’s terrible at teasing out plot points. Luckily, in addition to talking about Greg’s trajectory, there was more to chat about.
This conversation has been succinctly and lightly edited for clarity.
Granthshala: The big question is where Greg’s loyalty lies and is particularly concerned about his own safety and security. How does he deal with the dilemma going forward?
Nicholas Braun, actor: Greg is among the many possible places to land. I think Greg feels insecure all the time. He never knows where the safest places are [are]Especially this season. There is danger of going to jail. There are so many places for Greg to knock. It’s a big part of his season — how do I do that? Where do I go?
Granthshala: Going into this season, did you sincerely hope she’d find a friend — a real one? Someone outside the family with no ulterior motive and someone who might be like, ‘Greg, are you okay?’
Completely. I think Greg really needs to ask someone if he’s okay. I think he is kind of alone in this world. There’s always Tom for some version of companionship. But, yes, I think Greg needs a friend. He starts a relationship with someone this year – at least to begin with. [He] Looking for a relationship. It doesn’t necessarily work out the way he wants, but it’s a good piece of development for him. But what you said is correct – he needs someone else who feels good in this world. Nothing ever really feels good. Everything feels bad.
Which describes a lot of people on this show, I guess. Have you ever wondered what Greg wants from life? What does he really want to be a part of this world?
I think about it a lot. I mean, I think he wants closeness to power, closeness to influence, or this chakra that affects a lot of people. I think he always wanted to be a part of this side of the family.
He and his grandfather do not get along. There is not much chemistry between those two people. His grandfather is also a miser and does not share a single penny. And his mom, whom we met briefly in the first season, is a headcase. He just wanted to get out of that life and be successful in the public eye.
Once you get into it, I think it’s pretty addictive. It’s so exciting when you can get on boats and private planes and have all of it’s belongings. I think it’s hard to imagine, “I think I’ll go back to be with my mom.” So how can you survive? And then how can you leap forward? I think he’s gaining the skills to do that.
Have you ever wondered what kind of teenager he was? What brought him to such an extent that this man has confidence but lacks the ability to execute in a way?
I think he is an only child and was protected by his mother. I think he wanted to break up.
Personality wise, maybe he was a bit…I see him like a skater or [someone who] Smoked too much weed. Maybe he traded drugs in middle school – dealing with weed to kids in middle school or high school. maybe he was his own little entrepreneur and [that was how] He showed that he had a bit of entrepreneurial spirit. I think he was a little messed up, and his mom wasn’t like helping him, “Get out of there, son.” It was like holding her back. So he goes over there and Logan is like, “Come here, dude.” And it feels really good. .
The main thing for me in this Greg puzzle is that he’s this 20-something living somewhere else in the big city: Where are his friends or the pieces of his past life?
[Executive producer] Jesse [Armstrong] And I’ve talked about it. We think he has some friend groups like, you know, Vestar peers — fellow low-level people and executive assistants. But we probably don’t see them just because there’s so much going on in this show. You see one of them in episode two, this girl. Anyway, I hear you. It’s part of being a young person in New York, especially in this world. He cannot go and prefers to have dinner with Shiv and Tom.
Curiously, I’ve seen these betting odds to see who is going to take over the company, and Greg is the dark horse. Do you think people generally underestimate him?
Actually, the public doesn’t underestimate Greg. A lot of people come up to me and they say, “I know you’ll get everything. I know you’re going to handle it. You’ll be on top.” I could see Greg on top of, like, five minutes. It’s like suddenly something happens and he says, “Am I… am I the CEO?” And everyone’s like, “Yeah, you are.” And then something very quickly happens — “No, that was a mistake.” But who knows? I hope he keeps rising the ranks.
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