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Towering ‘Succession’ star Nicholas Braun says his height is an obstacle to landing acting jobs

2019-09-08

Nicholas Braun attends the "Succession" FYC Event at Time Warner Center on April 17 in New York City. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

At 6-foot-7, “Succession” star Nicholas Braun would seem to have a literal leg-up in life, but the actor said his frame has its drawbacks.

“If there’s a father, and he’s shorter than 6-2, I have no chance of playing his son,” Braun said on ABC News’ “Popcorn With Peter Travers.” He continued: “I’ve lost a lot of roles because of my height, because it’s hard to photograph maybe for some people. Or they don’t want to put the lead actresses on apple boxes, which I understand.”

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Nicholas Braun and Christopher Mintz-Plasse attend the Rag & Bone front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on Friday in New York City.
Nicholas Braun and Christopher Mintz-Plasse attend the Rag & Bone front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on Friday in New York City. (Albert Urso/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

Braun, 31, told Travers his height has caused problems on set, recalling a time his love interest in a film received apple boxes — “20 pieces of wood lined up and taped together” — to overcome the height difference.

Braun also added that, at his height, when apartment-hunting in New York you have “to spend money to just have room to move around.”

“Succession” follows a billionaire media magnate and his family members’ machinations as they prepare for his departure from the business.

It’s currently in its second season.

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