In addition to Sorkin’s quotes, The New Yorker article also stated that Strong allegedly “refuses to rehearse” at times and isolates himself from other cast members on the HBO show. “The result that Jeremy gets is always pretty tremendous,” co-star Brian Cox said of his process. “I just worry about what he does to himself. I worry about the crises he puts himself through in order to prepare.”
Cox has since expanded on some of his statements. On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the actor explained, “The thing about Jeremy’s approach is it works in terms of what comes out the other end.”
He went on, “My problem—and, it’s not a problem, I don’t have a problem with Jeremy because he’s delightful. …He’s an extraordinary dad. He’s a pretty unique individual. But he does get obsessed with the work.”
Before publishing the article, Schulman tweeted, “Heads up: I have a new New Yorker profile coming out tomorrow, reported over six months and in three different countries. The subject is one of the most intense people I have ever met in my life.”
E! News has reached out to Strong’s rep for comment.