It's hard to imagine Succession without J. Smith- 's stoic and sexually return this Sunday , many are looking forward to the return of the twisted (yet hot) relationship between Gerri and the youngest Roy, Roman (Kieran Culkin). Advertisement However, in a recent interview with Bustle , Smith-Cameron reveals the part of Gerri was originally intended for a man. Not only that, but "I was like, 'Listen. I would love to do the part, but I'm not coming back right away.' I really thought that was it," she says. "But then they somehow picked me up." The show's all the better for it, as Smith-Cameron's performance as Gerri has given an extra layer to the power dynamics of the Roy family. She would change the intended trajectory for Gerri more than once, as it was her and Culkin's onset chemistry and flirting that pushed their onscreen relationship in its sexual direction, as perfectly depicted in Variety from As the show's progressed, Smith-Cameron's Gerri has moved from the outskirts to one of the main players in the show. In this season's promo images , she's the only non-Roy family member teased, standing over Roman with her fingers holding gently onto his… Read full this story
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