Damian Lewis Interview – Billions – “it’s much more difficult to finance mid-level movies [so] television is taking on much greater importance”

PREVIEW

Damian Lewis commands our attention.  He regularly brings a steely gaze and relentless determination to his work that adds an extra level of urgency to his characters.  That is certainly the case in BILLIONS, the massively popular Showtime series that stars Lewis as a charismatic, cutthroat hedge fund billionaire Bobby Axelrod storming his way through life.

THE INTERVIEW

Q: This is another big American series you’ve got involved in after Homeland. You must enjoy the work?

LEWIS: … The landscape has changed in this regard and now that it’s much more difficult to finance mid-level movies television is taking on much greater importance and you’re seeing so much more good work and great stories being told in this format.

Damian Lewis

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