“Succession” star Sarah Snook is hoping for a successor of her own.
The Australian actress revealed she is pregnant on Monday while showing off her baby bump in New York at the season 4 premiere of the hit HBO series. Snook, who plays the ambitious Siobhan “Shiv” Roy in her family drama, is expecting her first child with her husband, comedian Dave Lawson.
“I feel very good,” he said access to hollywood on the red carpet.
“Everything is going well, and… this is the first time I’ve been in public that has been photographed. Get away with it so far. Is there a little… other people that I forgot to tell you about or couldn’t see face to face? I’ve been working all this time. It has been exhausting but rewarding.”
Snook also divulged that she occasionally had to hide her pregnancy while filming the fourth and final season of “Succession.”
“But it was quite easy to hide,” he added. “Actually, it’s only in the last three weeks or so that I’ve popped.”
Snook, 35, stars in “Succession” alongside her TV brothers Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin and Alan Ruck, and their on-screen father Brian Cox. In an instance of art imitating life, the character Shiv and her husband, Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen), contemplated having a baby in the show’s third season.
But Snook won’t take parenting cues from members of the dysfunctional Roy family, who have shown her “what not to do” when it comes to raising a child.
“I don’t know if the Roy family is a model of family values,” he joked. Extra in the season 4 premiere. “I don’t think we can really look up to them for guidance.”
The news of the pregnancy comes some two years after Snook and Lawson tied the knot in the former’s backyard in Brooklyn. The longtime friends found love in the pandemic during Australia’s strict COVID-19 lockdown, giving in to a “sort of apocalyptic chaos” that “forces you to be vulnerable,” Snook recently told The Times.
The highly anticipated fourth season of “Succession” premieres Sunday on HBO. In an interview with The Times, Snook admitted that she was “very upset” by her last table read in January when she found out the series was ending.
“I felt a great sense of loss, disappointment and sadness,” he said. “It would have been nice to know at the start of the season, but…everything has to come to an end, and it’s smart not to let something become a parody of itself.”