Throwback Thursday to London, The Goat, and Meeting Damian Lewis

Damianista’s Note: JaniaJania and I were extremely lucky to see Damian Lewis in Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? and meet with him after the performance exactly six years ago. So, on the sixth anniversary of this fabulous experience, why not join JaniaJania today on a trip back? Enjoy!

The times I can see Damian in person are few and far between. It was at Damianista’s urging, i.e. pretty much taking me by the hand and flying me out to NY, that my first “sighting” and “meeting” even happened. (I have no idea what those quotes mean or why I used them, just go with me here) I vacillate often between “I’d be fine if I never saw him in person again, good riddance to that level of stress-filled gut-wrenching fangrl angst” to “Fine, I’ll see him on stage or something, but no reason to talk to him privately, is there? Can’t we be normal people for once and just go home and not talk to him?” to “OMG, when are we going to see him again, in what circumstances, for how long, can we possibly have it go longer, and what if…etc. etc. etc.” Truthfully, I spend about equal parts brain energy on those three states of fangrl-ness. Quite similar, in fact, to the brain energy allocation of an average 17 year old girl around prom time. Continue reading “Throwback Thursday to London, The Goat, and Meeting Damian Lewis”

Damian Lewis and My Homeland

If you have been following this blog for some time,Β  you certainly know about my obsession with Homeland and Brody in particular. And so you probably think this post is yet another one about my all-time favorite fictional character…

Well, you’re wrong! πŸ™‚

This post is about Damian Lewis and My Homeland – the country that I was born and raised in: Turkey. I have been inspired to write this post in London this summer when Damian signed the set list I stole from the Omeara stage in Turkish:

“Tesekkur, Bahar.” (“Thanks, Bahar.”)

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Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis’ SAG-AFTRA Interview

525464194So desirous are we to learn about the elusive nature of creativity that we’ll watch and listen with bated breath when someone who has been successful at living life as a creative person has something to say about the process and the choices he’s made to get to where he is today. One of such moments was Damian Lewis chatting at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation in 2016 with New York Magazine’s Hollywood editor, Stacey Wilson Hunt, about his career as an actor.

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“Is this a young Damian Lewis?” The Story of an Old Picture *UPDATED*

It all started with a tweet back in 2015.

What Mr. Corney refers to in his tweet is Sports Life Stories: John BarnesΒ  – a 2015 ITV documentary about the life and career of the legendary LFC footballer John Barnes. And 1:24 minutes into the documentary, John Barnes has a training session with a handful of teenagers one of which looks exactly like Damian! Continue reading ““Is this a young Damian Lewis?” The Story of an Old Picture *UPDATED*”

A Ginger King: Ruth’s Dream Role for Damian Lewis

Our ‘Dream Role for Damian Lewis’ series continues! Today’s casting director is Ruth who wants to see Damian in in quite an iconic role: King David. Big thanks go to her for taking the time to share her dream role with us!

On my first trip to Israel, I was surprised to see so many redheaded Israelis (β€œgingies” in Hebrew). β€œDid the Vikings get this far south?” I asked a friend of mine who knows a great deal about the history of the region. He looked at me like I was an idiot and reminded me that King David was a gingi. That immediately got me thinking of my favorite contemporary redhead, and what a grand role this would be for him! Continue reading “A Ginger King: Ruth’s Dream Role for Damian Lewis”