Zoë Winters breaks down the fallout from Kerry and Logan's succession

There are spoilers for Succession Season 4 Episode 4 . In Succession Season 4, Kerry tries to get promoted from Logan Roy's assistant to ATN anchor, but her audition doesn't go well. As Greg makes clear, her arm movements are "a little un-TV-like." Fortunately, Zoë Winters auditioned for the role two seasons ago and was relatively successful. "I watched the show as a fan," Winters tells Bustle. "I decided early in the audition that I wanted to give her an important point of view."

Fans (and the Roy family) got to see this perspective more than ever in the show's final season, with Kerry's cool exterior crumbling after Logan's death. In Episode 4's breakout scene, Kerry attempts to break into Logan's home to get her personal belongings - an attempt that is ultimately foiled by Logan's ex-boyfriend Marcia. “We talked a little bit about Marion Davis and how she was affected by the death of [William Randolph] Hearst,” Winters said. While researching old Hollywood events, she found inspiration in the rising star's own words. "She said something to the effect that he gave her the feeling that she had value. I think this episode was worth it for Kerry."

This is just a small part of Winters' 500-page Word document on Kerry. “Some of the things I do are pure obsessions, the result of obsessive-compulsive disorder and workaholism,” she said. “But I think some of it is the feeling when someone shows up, they have texture.”

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Because Winters has spent a lot of time thinking about Carrey, she also understands why fans might think that way. There's a popular theory that Carrey is pregnant with Logan's child. “I think the theory exists because people are listening, paying attention, and filling in the gaps for themselves,” Winters said. "Constructing stories is very human. We all do it."

Winters, a self-described "theatrical genius" and a BFA graduate from SUNY Purchase, has spent the past 15 years primarily on the New York stage and was cast as a rich theater legend in "Succession." scared. "I treat celebrities like cats," she said. "I don't want to try too hard, you know? I just want to give them space."

Winters couldn't stay too far away from her because the actors wouldn't allow it. “The hugs from this group couldn’t have been sweeter,” she said. “J. [Smith-Cameron] added me to all the text chains and brought me in. I’ve become very, very close friends with a lot of people: Justin [Lupe], Juliana [Canfield], Natalie [Gold], and everyone.”

While theater will always be a part of Winters' life, she credits Succession with helping her fall in love with the screen. (Her next screen role will be in the drama "Jules" with Ben Kingsley. ) "I'm so sad that the show is coming to an end because it's just the loss of a great job, " Winters said. "But I try to keep my gratitude real because I worked on the most amazing show and then did it all with the most amazing group of people."

Learn more about Winters in the Bustle Booth questionnaire below.

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What was your coffee order?

Milk coffee with oatmeal or almond milk.

What weather locations are saved on your phone?

New York, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Portland, Tokyo, Kyoto, Rome, Las Vegas, Los Angeles.

What is your logo?

Pisces. I don’t know about my rise or anything else about me. But I've heard that Pisces are emotional and have foot problems, and that's true.

What was your favorite cartoon as a child?

I don’t think I saw cartoons when I was a kid. I think mainly Seinfeld and Northern Exposure. Maybe I watched cartoons when I was a kid. Sometimes I feel like I don’t remember anything before I was 13.

What’s a movie or TV show that you’re currently obsessed with?

I recently watched "Beau Travail" and it just couldn't get out of my head.

Who is your celebrity idol?

Oh wow. Leslie Manville, Donald Glover, Bill Nighy…

If you had to be on a reality show, what would you choose?

Naked and scared —no, no, no. Not that. Maybe you think you can dance.

Karaoke songs you often listen to?

I have a friend who always sings "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie, which is an 18-minute song, so I always want to sing that song, but then I sing other songs, and it's never the same, and it's always very bad.

What has inspired you recently?

My brother's art. I also have an art sharing group that meets weekly. We share what we are working on.

How would you like people to describe you?

My therapist told me that my goal should be to have people suddenly say, "She looks so relaxed!" So I guess that's it. But honestly, I want people to say that I am sincere and that I love well.