Succession’s David Rasche: An Interview on Karl, Kendall, and Living+
Getting to Know Succession’s Karl Muller
Succession has become one of the most popular dramas on TV, and fans are getting more invested in each of the show’s complex characters. One of the characters that have fans wondering about his motives is Karl Muller, played by David Rasche. Muller is a former top executive and friend to Logan Roy, who now works in the news division of Waystar Royco.
An Interview with David Rasche
In a recent interview with Vulture, David Rasche discussed his character Karl Muller, his relationships with Logan and Kendall Roy, and what it’s like working on the set of Succession.
On Karl’s Loyalties
When asked about Karl’s loyalties, Rasche said, “I think Karl’s primary loyalty is to Karl. He’s trying to navigate the universe he lives in, and the universe tells him that the most important person in your life is Logan Roy.” This statement aligns with the character’s portrayal in the show, where Muller is often seen trying to gain Logan’s favor.
On Kendall Roy
Rasche also discussed Muller’s relationship with Kendall Roy, Logan’s son and heir apparent. “Kendall is more difficult for Karl because he’s not really a part of Karl’s natural turf,” said Rasche. “Kendall is a complicated character, and Karl feels that. There’s a power struggle between the two of them.” Indeed, this tension between Muller and Kendall has been a recurring theme in the show.
On Working with the Cast and Crew
Rasche also talked about his experience working on the set of Succession. “It’s great fun. It’s a fantastic group of people,” he said. “We’re able to improvise and play around with the material, which is not always the case on a TV series.” Rasche also praised the show’s creator, Jesse Armstrong, for his writing. “Jesse is a genius. I’ve been very lucky to work with him,” he said.
As Succession continues to captivate viewers, fans can only hope to learn more about the show’s complex characters and their motivations. David Rasche’s portrayal of Karl Muller has certainly added to the intrigue of the show, and his insights into the character and the show offer a deeper understanding of its inner workings.