Even though it’s HBO’s final season Succession Roy sees his siblings as more isolated than ever, which wasn’t always the case — especially when it comes to Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong). From the beginning of Season 1, viewers were introduced his old school friend and cocaine buddy – Stewy Husseini (Arian Moayed). Although the two have had their fair share of secret deals and backstabbing over the past few years, the two are still. close when calculated. That said, viewers still don’t know who Stewy is outside of his connection to Waystar Royco.
In a 1-on-1 interview with Collider’s Arezu Amin for the new movie You hurt my feelings, Moayed was asked if he made up his own backstory for Stewy. He explained that while some aspects were discussed backstage, they weren’t necessarily reflected in the show, saying:
“It was all the same. I mean, Jesse[Armstrong]and I talked about him being Iranian and when he came and all that. But after the conversation, I was very open. ‘Whatever we decide here, on the show I think part of what I’m hoping for is that we let him be Stewy Hussain and people accept him for who he is. It can be Iranian and that’s about it. I think , it doesn’t define it. It’s very important to me.”
Even though much of Stewie’s backstory is only loosely established, that doesn’t mean other off-screen elements didn’t come into play when he joined the show. Moayed credits his longtime friendship with Strong and the rest of the cast for creating a safe environment, saying, “I’ve known Jeremy since he was 19, or I was 19 and he was 20 or whatever, and a lot of these actors are theater in the community, so I’ve seen them around and we’ve talked and done things. So a lot of these events feel safe to act in the best way possible in this environment and and It happened very quickly because we were a -how we know each other.
What’s next for Arian Moayed?
As of now, we don’t know if Stewy will make another appearance or not Succession comes to an end, but that doesn’t mean Moayed isn’t a busy man. He is currently acting in a production A doll’s house Across from Broadway Jessica Chastainand then can be seen on the screen Nicole Holofcenerof You hurt my feelings. Also plays a role Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tobias Menzies, and Michaela Watkinsthe film explores the idea of honesty in relationships and how a white lie is sometimes necessary to fuel the creative spirit.
The series finale Succession It will be shown on HBO on May 28. Moayed’s next film You hurt my feelings It will be shown in cinemas on May 26. Check out the trailer below: