Hello everyone! Damianista welcomes you to a NEW Fan Story Tuesday!
This week’s story comes from Sonia, a lovely fan from the UK who is as much a “dark horse” as me. Now, in case you don’t know what this means… Here is Damian providing an explanation at Times Talks London back in 2014 😀
Well, my dear Sonia, Damian may not go out with us after all but even THAT cannot stop us from loving the unlovable Soames Forsyte! So, without further ado, here is Sonia telling her fan story with a great sense of humor! Big thanks go to her for sharing her story with us. ENJOY!
I think going back to a young age I had ultimately found boys with red hair particularly attractive. My first ever boyfriend you guessed it had a mop of bright red hair.
Then in 2002 a certain actor turned my world upside down, I was engrossed with a drama called The Forsyte Saga starring the one and only Damian Lewis as Soames Forsyte.
I was hooked, I didn’t care that he portrayed a not particularly warm, engaging character. He just had me mesmerised from the beginning, his smile albeit not seen very often in this show, just warmed me.
I began to bore my family with my little obsession and I think I drove my husband mad until he said enough!!! “I can’t listen to this anymore can you love me like you love Damian”. I decided I needed to save my marriage Ha! Ha! So I put all thoughts of Damian to the back of my mind as divorce was not a good option. He never left my thoughts entirely but knew I had to shut up about him. However whenever I saw a glimpse of him in varying shows I would smile and end up daydreaming of a life with Damian.
Well unfortunately for my husband, Damian once again became a feature in our lives thanks to the brilliant casting in Homeland. OMG every Sunday night I was in heaven and my husband granted enjoyed the show so it was a win-win in our household.
The Killing of Brody put an end to my Sunday nights and I felt I was betraying Damian by watching the show after this and to be honest it never held the same appeal for me. Homeland without Damian is like fish without chips, or champagne without caviar.
So along comes Billions and well what can I say it’s restored my Damian craving completely. He just has such a presence and for me every scene with him in is perfect.
This reignited the Damian fire within me and it was then thanks to twitter I knew he was coming to London and starring in The Goat/Who Is Sylvia. I knew without a doubt I would be attending this play and not even my poor suffering husband was going to stop me. I begged and pleaded and I now was the proud owner of train tickets and theatre tickets to see Damian in the flesh.
On 20 May 2017, I hot trotted it to London. I was lucky enough to have a ticket to see my obsession at the theatre. My husband had chosen not to attend, I don’t know why????? Well it may have had something to do with me ogling the wonderful Damian and he did not want to be witness to this.
So I persuaded my friend to come with me. We arrived in London several hours before the performance but I still insisted on going straight to the theatre, as I wanted to get my bearings and ultimately establish exactly where the stage door was, as I had pinned my hopes on actually meeting him face to face.
When it was time for the performance, I could not contain my excitement, all I could think of was that I was actually in the same building as Damian, I was so close to him.
Once Damian came on to the stage, I was mesmerised throughout, but given the content of the play, all the actors were amazing. The story being played out was quite risqué, but the humour made it not so dark and disturbing.
I must also add that Damian with an American accent is even more desirable.
Once the play had finished I basically ran out the theatre leaving my friend running after me. My aim was to get to the stage door as quickly as possible, in the hope that I would meet Damian face to face.
It was to be a bucket list moment but alas it was not to be, and I had to just walk away with a heavy heart full of sadness. I left London determined to get my selfie and autograph of this ginger delight one of these days. To be continued…