When it comes to acting Succession Star Jeremy Strong has been known to cross the line. and what is a G.Q. The “10 Things I Can’t Live Without” video, if not just another role, where you play a celebrity promoting products and feigning intimacy by showing viewers a glimpse into your personal life? So Strong brought her trademark intensity to the project (already his G.Q. cover story), along with some more than ten “artifacts” from his life. “I’ve clearly broken that homework,” he jokes in the video. Here, in order of appearance, is our tally of how many things Strong can’t live without:
1. The breaking statement at the press conference in the Succession season two finale
2. A clothing tag that reads “Kendall” from the Succession season one finale
3. A chain designed by Rashid Johnson and Liz Swig that she wore while filming Kendall’s birthday party episode on Succession third season
4. A drink stirrer with 3D printed Kendall’s face that she had custom made for the character’s birthday party.
5. A “Do Not Disturb” sign from the Italian hotel where he stayed while filming the finale of Succession The third season, which “was just saying something to me about ‘do not disturb’, like yourself and surrendering to uncertainty and the unknown,” he says.
6. A Robert Duvall leather script folder
7. A pair of Jacques Marie Mage sunglasses custom designed for Kendall with her initials, KLR, on the side
8. An identical pair of custom-designed Jacques Marie Mage sunglasses, also bearing Kendall’s initials, for Strong because “I know where one ends and the other begins.”
9. A mug from a showcase production of the play. a matter of decision
10. A cherry bomb Trials of the Chicago 7
11. A watch Humboldt CountyHis first movie
12. A poker chip from Molly’s game
13. A card from the Arizona bar where Kendall relapsed Succession the first season, with “Smirnoff double rocks” written on it, after strongly asking a sober friend what they would order to relapse
14. A nameplate of challengehis first off-Broadway play
15. A handwritten story about the velvet bunny that Kendall reads to her children in a courtroom Succession scene
16. A dice from a production of the play Hughies that Strong did in college, “probably the oldest thing I have,” he says
17. A wardrobe tag that reads “Vinny” from the big gamble
18. Glenn Gould’s first recording of Bach’s work. Goldberg Variations on vinyl, which, Strong says, “would probably be the piece of music I want to hear if I’m lucky enough to pick the piece of music I want to hear at the end.”
19. A card that reads “I Am the Rouletista” from magician Derek DelGaudio’s Off Broadway show. in and of itselfthat DelGaudio specifically sent to Strong
20. A book of paintings by Howard Hodgkin
21. The Diaries of Alma Mahler
22 the beholder bird, by Wallace Stegner
23 Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth, by Robert A Johnson
24 the caretaker, by Harold Pinter, Strong’s favorite work
25 actor and target by Declan Donnellan, the book Strong would recommend to young actors “if I could pick a book”
26 Wherever I go, there you are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
27 four quartets, by T. S. Eliot
28. A collection of letters from Rainer Maria Rilke, which he flatly dismisses, saying, “I’ve already quoted this guy.”
29 In Search of Lost Time, by marcel proust
30 My struggle, by Karl Ove Knausgaard, which is “No. 1 for me,” says Strong.
Registering a total of 30 things! Not even including the pinky ring on her finger.