Ayo Edebiri Reveals How Succession’s Matthew Macfadyen Got Him Grounded

Ayo Edebiri apparently was bewitched by Matthew Macfadyen, body and soul.

Entertainment Tonight recently posted a TikTok from the Emmy Awards red carpet that revealed Ayo once got into trouble with his father thanks to Matthew’s portrayal of Mr. Darcy in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice.

In a TikTok, Matthew told ET that The Bear star recently admitted to him that when he was a kid, “he was punished because he had a screensaver of me as Mr. Darcy on his laptop.”

The video then shows the two Emmy winners chatting on the red carpet.

“Yeah, so I got punished,” Ayo said to Matthew. “Because my dad asked, ‘Who is this guy?!’”

“Who is this man in the coat?” Matthew jokes, but Ayo agrees.

“(He was like), who is this guy in the coat?! With beautiful hair?!”” he shouted, imitating his father’s anger.

Matthew Macfadyen as Mr Darcy in 2005's Pride And PrejudiceMatthew Macfadyen as Mr Darcy in 2005’s Pride And Prejudice

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“(It’s) good parenting,” Matthew told ET in his solo interview. “I’ve never heard of it, but it’s good.”

It seems that Ayo’s interest in Mr. Macfadyen’s Darcy is sincere.

In 2020, he wrote a Mailbox review of Pride & Prejudice in which he confessed his unbridled lust.

“Your favorite SNL cast is the one you grew up watching,” Let’s start the review. “Your favorite prides and prejudices are the first things you see when you’re aroused but can’t fully express them, so these are my favorite prides and prejudices.”

He then concluded with: “Remember when Matthew Macfadyen was a heartthrob too? I have tumblr edits as my background on the family computer… this score is really good too!”

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