Damianista’s note: We collectively wrote this fan fiction before Billions Season 3 premiered on Showtime in 2018. Bobby has been indicted, separated from his wife and has moved Axe Capital HQ to Manhattan. And we imagined what would be in store for Bobby with a fun twist: We cast ourselves as characters in his world.
Hi everyone! Damianista here. Today’s dream role for Damian Lewis comes from Lynda whom I met on Instagram when I posted one of the earlier dream role stories. As Lynda commented that she wanted to see Damian play a doctor, I kindly asked her whether she would consider writing about it, and here we are! Huge thanks go to Lynda for taking the time to share her dream role for Damian with us.
“It’s a good thing that I’m a rich ****in’ man.” — Bobby Axelrod
Damian Lewis is no stranger to playing men with money, in particular NEW MONEY. In The Forsyte Saga, he brings us Soames Forsyte, a member of an upper middle class family in Edwardian times, who is nicknamed “man of property” thanks to his ability to accumulate material possessions. Only a few generations removed from their farmer ancestors, the Forsytes are very much self-conscious about their status and do not like to be reminded of being “new money.”
Damian also brings us Charlie Crews aka “Officer New Money” in Life. Charlie sues the city of Los Angeles and the LAPD successfully for his imprisonment of 12 years for a murder he did not commit and receives an undisclosed settlement money that is rumored to be around 50 million dollars. Charlie splurges on things he was deprived of in prison: Space. He buys a huge house and no furniture. Fresh fruit. He buys an orange grove. Light. He invests in solar energy.
Now, 50 million is a very very VERY serious amount of money for (almost) anyone. But everything is relative in life and 50 million may not sound as serious to a man like…
Damianista’s note: One of the many qualities Damian Lewis brought to the character of Bobby Axelrod in Billions is his incredible physicality. And while I originally shared this post a couple of years ago, I think it is a good time to revive it and celebrate Damian for creating one of the most iconic TV characters in the golden age of TV.
Hi everyone! Damianista here. Our Fan Fun “Dream Role for Damian Lewis” series continues today with a story from Delia, a true fan from Romania. Delia casts Damian in a role “made in heaven” for him based on a book written by one of not only Delia’s but also Damian’s favorite authors. Huge thanks go to Delia for sharing her absolutely fantastic dream role with us.