Throwback Thursday: Happy 10th Birthday to Brides!


I am in my Homeland!

No… I am not in Carrie & Brody world 🙂 I am just back in Turkey, the country that I was born and grew up in, for a few weeks to visit with family. To be precise, I am in Izmir, my hometown, a beautiful city on Turkey’s West Coast that has a rich Greek heritage that reflects itself in all ways of life, which I LOVE. And, believe it or not, my hometown rings a bell about Damian Lewis that I want to talk about today! Damian has a movie in which we first meet him in Izmir (Smyrna in Greek).

Brides (Nyfes), anyone? Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: Happy 10th Birthday to Brides!”

Swagger of a Kingpin: Bobby Axelrod

So much to think about, so much waiting in the wings. Seems a good time to step back and take stock. The recently released Billions trailer showed us a tantalizing taste of Damian Lewis’ Bobby Axelrod, an outspoken arrogant hedge-fund king who seems to think himself above the law. The trailer got me reeling with anticipation, and it also got me thinking…about the ways in which Damian has played his roles and about the differences between stage actors and those focused on working on film. Of how stage actors who get to be on film, so OFTEN, take an audience by surprise, making us say “Whoa, who was THAT?” And of how exactly they do that. Continue reading “Swagger of a Kingpin: Bobby Axelrod”

It’s Time to Make Billions. It’s Time to Meet Bobby Axelrod. A First Sketch.

source: showtime
source: showtime

It was last October but it really feels like yesterday that we found out about Showtime ordering a pilot for a new drama series Billions starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. Then we followed the pilot shoot in New York closely in January and held our breath until the cable network finally picked Billions as a series in March.

And… Look where we are now! Billions is currently coming to life in casting sessions and table reads. Season 1 shoot is starting in New York this week and will last about six months. Moreover, the first series teaser is out and it does exactly what it’s supposed to do — teasing us and raising a billion questions whose answers we will constantly look for when Billions hopefully hits the small screen in early 2016! Continue reading “It’s Time to Make Billions. It’s Time to Meet Bobby Axelrod. A First Sketch.”

It’s been an amazing six months for Damian Lewis… And, for us, too!


It’s been a truly amazing six months for Damian Lewis… And, for us, too!

Let’s start with the guy that gives his name to our blog!

It’s quite a job to keep up with Damian Lewis. Our guy is a busy bee! 2015, in particular, is an extraordinary year with many of his projects coming to life on small and big screen as well as on stage! Continue reading “It’s been an amazing six months for Damian Lewis… And, for us, too!”

What Happened to the MAGIC Homeland Mug?

source: Daily Mail
source: Daily Mail

Suppose you have a chance to ask Damian Lewis one question.

What would that be?

Mine would be a funny one: “Hey Damian, what happened to the magic Homeland mug?”

Isn’t it ridiculous? But I really want to find out about what happened to the magic mug!

Well, here’s the story… Continue reading “What Happened to the MAGIC Homeland Mug?”

Billions Season 1 Teaser: Bobby Makes Money, Chuck Follows Bobby!

source: Showtime
source: Showtime

Well, we all know NEXT for Damian Lewis is the NEW Showtime Drama Series Billions that he is headlining along with Paul Giamatti. Damian Lewis takes on the role of Bobby “Axe” Axelrod —  “a brilliant, ambitious hedge-fund king” and Paul Giamatti is Chuck Rhoades, “a hard-charging, whip-smart U.S. Attorney.” If this is not acting heaven, what is?

And, completing this acting heaven is some extraordinary talent, including Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Leonard Toby Moore, and Kelly Au Coin.

Brian Koppelman, David Levien and the New York Times’ columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin are writing the script and executive producing. Neil Burger, who is also an executive producer of the show, also directed the pilot episode.

This is what David Nevins, the President of Showtime, said about Billions when the network picked the show as a series. Continue reading “Billions Season 1 Teaser: Bobby Makes Money, Chuck Follows Bobby!”