“I didn’t watch it,” the actor, who played Logan Roy, told the BBC. “My own death will come soon enough.”
Cox also had a complaint with how creator and writer Jesse Armstrong handled the character’s ending.
“I mean, he’d made him die in the third episode,” he said, adding that he took it a little personally.
“I looked on it, wrongly, as a form of rejection,” Cox said. “I was fine with it ultimately, but I did feel a little bit rejected.”
The death itself wasn’t too much of a shock to fans given that Roy was old, battling health problems and the title of the show refers to the race to succeed him as head of the right-wing media empire at the heart of the series.
But the fact that it came so early in the show’s fourth and final season did surprise many ― including Cox, who told the BBC he would have held back the character’s demise.
Cox has made similar comments before.
“I thought he would die in about Episode 7 or 8,” he told The New York Times last month. “But Episode 3, I thought … ‘Well that’s a bit early.’”
The show’s final episode airs Sunday on HBO.