Nicholas Braun reacts to viral ‘Succession’ Burberry bag scene

Nicholas Braun enjoys watching “Succession” scenes go viral.

The actor, whose portrayal of Cousin Greg made him a fan favorite on the hit HBO show, appeared in a spotlight-stealing scene about a “ludicrously capacious” Burberry bag.

“[I like] letting the internet take over,” he exclusively told Page Six at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix Sunday, after the now-famous scene caught viewers’ attention.

Braun, who was Down Under for media commitments amid the series’ Season 4 premiere, said he prefers letting the internet do the talking after new episodes are released.

“I like letting the show do its thing,” he explained.

Nicholas Braun in character as Cousin Greg on HBO’s “Succession”
The actor portrays Cousin Greg on the hit HBO show.
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The revelation comes just days after the four-figure tote from the iconic British fashion house copped a scathing review from Matthew Macfadyen’s character, Tom Wambsgans.

“[It’s] ludicrously capacious,” he said, referring to Braun’s character’s date, Bridget, who carried the purse splashed with Burberry’s instantly recognizable checked pattern to a birthday party for Logan Roy (Brian Cox).

“What’s even in there, huh? Flat shoes for the subway? Her lunch pail?” he went on, calling the $2,890 designer bag an “enormous faux pas.”

Nicholas Braun on the red carpet in New York
“[I like] letting the internet take over,” he exclusively told Page Six at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix Sunday.
Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong Nicholas Braun and Sarah Snook on the red carpet
The series also stars Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong and Sarah Snook.
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“I mean, Greg, it’s monstrous. It’s gargantuan. You could take it camping. You could slide it across the floor after a bank job,” he added.

“Succession” viewers quickly took to social media to comment on the hilarious takedown.

“That handbag was so perfectly chosen. It’s exactly off in the right way. I can’t stop thinking about it,” writer Camilla Blackett tweeted

“The fact that it was Burberry. The visible print. The size. The model of the bag… everything was just perfectly awful,” another social media user chimed in.

A designer Burberry bag that was featured in “Succession”
The designer bag in question is a Burberry tote retailing for $2,890.

Author Bolu Babalola, who attended the show’s world premiere, explained that research went in to writing the scene.

“[‘Succession’ creator] jesse armstrong said they interviewed a new york wealthy woman and said something like ‘what is the most offensive bag a woman could bring to something like this. would be the tackiest thing that someone who was trying to fit in would bring?’” she explained via Twitter.

“Succession” is streaming now on HBO.

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