Damian Lewis Answers Quickfire Questions (So Do We)!

Recently Damian guest appeared on This Morning show to discuss putting down the scripts and picking up the guitar. He discussed music, his debut album Mission Creep and playing sold-out shows on his UK Tour. Before hitting the couch the camera followed him backstage asking rapid fire questions as he walked to set as part of their quickfire series titled, “Corridor Questions.” They asked him…

Q: You can only choose one, acting or singing?
A: Depends on the morning

Q: What’s the last song you listened to?
A: Cage the Elephant

Q: What was the last concert you went to?
A: Arctic Monkeys at the Emirates

Arctic Monkeys at The Emirates

Q: What’s your favorite city in the world?
A: London

Q: What’s your go-to karaoke song?
A: Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting by Elton John or I Can’t Live, If Living is Without You by Nilsson

Q: What’s the last thing you bought?
A: A 518 Victoria Amp for gigging

Q: Cats or dogs?
A: Dogs

Damian kissing his dog Petra on the Tube escalator

Q: What’s your favorite color?
A: Orange πŸ™‚

Q: What’s your morning routine?
A: Get up, brush teeth, make tea, have tea, make porridge for kids, drive someone somewhere, come back, have coffee.

So we thought it would be fun to pose the quickfire questions to our Team and extended fan-fam. Let’s go!

GINGERSNAP

Q: You can only choose one, acting or singing?
A: Acting. Can’t sing worth a damn

Q: What’s the last song you listened to?
A: Find Yourself by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Q: What was the last concert you went to?
A: Spice Girls in Edinburgh, Scotland at Murrayfield Stadium in June, 2019 for the Spice World 2019 tour

Q: What’s your favorite city in the world?
A: Verona, Italy. The city of love. What a romantic place, and supposed setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – Damian played Lord Capulet in the 2013 film. While visiting La Casa di Giulietta, tourists were encouraged to touch Juliet’s boob on her statue that stands in the courtyard under the infamous balcony, as part of a ritual that is believed to bring luck in love. To commemorate the occasion, I bought Juliet’s boob magnet at their gift shop that remains on my fridge to this day.

Q: What’s your go-to karaoke song?
A: I can’t sing!

Q: What’s the last thing you bought?
A: If I’m thinking of major purchases, I’d say iPhone 15, MacBook Air, record player and bedding all in the same month. Bank account was not happy.

Q: Cats or dogs?
A: I love both. Dog person in childhood. Cat person in adulthood. Thinking of getting a dog next year after losing my almost 17-year-old cat in January, 2024. Can’t get another cat because I’d always be comparing to her. Meet Callie:

Q: What’s your favorite color?
A: White for a car. Black for clothes. Blue and different shades of blue, like indigo, is my probably my overall fave.

Q: What’s your morning routine?
A: Hit snooze once or twice, while waking up I check socials and play Connections, Wordle, Hurdle and Seven Little Words, tinkle, S/S/S (shit, shower, shave), turn off porch lights, grab a water bottle, sometimes eat breakfast, brush teeth, work/check email.

DAMIANISTA

Q: You can only choose one, acting or singing?
A: I acted in school plays growing but I’d go with singing! Well, have I ever told you I was on stage singing ‘Askin Bahardi’ with Pink Martini? I think you will easily find me in the video!

Q: What’s the last song you listened to?
A: Waterloo by ABBA. I’ve just read that today marks the 50th anniversary of them winning the 1974 Eurovision contest in Brighton, UK which brought them global success and wanted to make a tribute!

Q: What was the last concert you went to?
A: Damian Lewis at The Junction, Cambridge, the last gig on Damian’s ‘Mission Creep’ UK tour.. It was WILD!

Q: What’s your favorite city in the world?
A: New York is the best city in the world. Period πŸ™‚

Q: What’s your go-to karaoke song?
A: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

Q: What’s the last thing you bought?
A: I bought a scoop neck linen blend vest in white and a vintage rib rosette t-shirt in black at J. Crew this afternoon πŸ™‚ If we’re talking about a splurge, I recently gave in and got an iPhone 15 to take better pics and vids at Damian’s gigs!

Q: Cats or dogs?
A: Cats, in particular Ollie, our own precious little prince!

Q: What’s your favorite color?
A: Torn between blue and purple

Q: What’s your morning routine?
A: Hit the snooze, and hit it again, get up, restroom, hang out with Ollie (the cat) in bed a little bit, make tea, make breakfast, have breakfast while checking social media to see if there is news about Damian and then check personal social media and Whatsapp messages, brush teeth, dress up to go to work… This is my routine only if Ollie allows! Otherwise, I do whatever the boss dictates… like watching a very exciting movie with birds and squirrels together! πŸ™‚

LADY TRADER

Q: You can only choose one, acting or singing?
A: Acting for sure. I think in life we all do a little acting from time to time!

Q: What’s the last song you listened to?
A: “Harvester of Sorrow” by Metallica. It was on Ozzy’s Boneyard while driving back from grocery shopping!

Q: What was the last concert you went to?
A: Queen with Adam Lambert at Madison Square Garden back in October 2023. Seeing Brian May live was something that needed to be checked off my bucket list.

Q: What’s your favorite city in the world?
A: The city of my birthplace NYC. It’s dirty, smelly, dangerous, and crazy, but there is no other place like it in the world.

Q: What’s your go-to karaoke song?
A: “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath – I know all the words, and it’s only 2 minutes and 48 seconds so I don’t make people’s ears bleed for too long!

Q: What’s the last thing you bought?
A: A Western Digital 2 Terabyte External Hard Drive.

Q: Cats or dogs?
A: Cats – I am the cat momma of my neighborhood. I have my indoor cat Puma, and I take care of 4 yard cats as well (and any strays that happen to come by).

Q: What’s your favorite color?
A: It’s been purple since as long as I can remember!

Q: What’s your morning routine?
A: Get up, feed the indoor cat, feed the outdoor cats, clean the litter box, go out front and get the WSJ, make my tea then start checking emails and news of the day.

HOLLIEDAZZLE

Q: You can only choose one, acting or singing?
A: I guess I’d choose acting, as it is the closest to my chosen artform, burlesque!

Q: What’s the last song you listened to?
A: Lovegame by Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga – LoveGame (Official Music Video) (youtube.com)

Q: What was the last concert you went to?
A: Mark Mallman singing “The Goth Song Book” at The Parkway Theater in Minneapolis.

Mark Mallman at The Parkway Theater performing a collection of goth songs, featuring burlesque by Redrum!

Q: What’s your favorite city in the world?
A: I feel like I cannot possibly answer that, as I haven’t seen very much of the world! It kinda seems silly, but so far my favorite are the ones I live in and call home: The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Q: What’s your go-to karaoke song?
A: oh goodness, I do not sing at karaoke! I used to do a lot of Rock Band back in the day, though, which had a backing track which made it less scary. And back then, “Move along” by All American Rejects was my go-to!

The All-American Rejects – Move Along (Official Music Video) (youtube.com)

Q: What’s the last thing you bought?
A: a giant slice of flourless chocolate torte at a bakery by my apartment. I just sat out on the balcony and ate it

Q: Cats or dogs?
A: Cats!

This is my crunchy old lady cat named Kala, who will be 19 this June!

Q: What’s your favorite color?
A: Red and Green. Sorry, they count as one color in my world!

Q: What’s your morning routine?
A: feed the cat screaming at me, then have my royale πŸ™‚

I remember when Brian Koppelman was on twitter and we’d all post selfies with our first cup of coffee in the morning, which he calls The Royale

TSVETE

Q: You can only choose one, acting or singing?
A: Singing.

Q: What’s the last song you listened to?
A: Pesma Nad Pesmama (Song of Songs) by Divna Ljubojevic.

Q: What was the last concert you went to?
A: Damian Lewis.

Q: What’s your favorite city in the world?
A: Istanbul.

Q: What’s your go-to karaoke song?
A: One way ticket – Eruption.

Q: What’s the last thing you bought?
A: An Astrology book.

Q: Cats or dogs?
A: Both – that’s the real fun. (Damian, you should have a cat!Β  Male – named Pyotr)

Q: What’s your favorite color?
A: Blue.

Q: What’s your morning routine?
A: Wake up. Say a little prayer. Brush teeth. Turn on the radio. Make a coffee. Have coffee and fruits. Browse the web. Go to work.

MONIQUE

Q: You can only choose one, acting or singing?
A: I can’t act or sing but if I have to choose it’s singing (as long as no one is listening)

Q: What’s the last song you listened to?
A: Pentonville Prison by Damian Lewis

Q: What was the last concert you went to?
A: Damian’s concert in Cambridge

photo: Monique

Q: What’s your favorite city in the world?
A: New York

Q: What’s your go-to karaoke song?
A: I don’t have one, I can’t carry a tune so I couldn’t do that to other peopleΒ 

Q: What’s the last thing you bought?
A: A canvas for my living room with a photo of the Tower Bridge in London on it

Q: Cats or dogs?
A: Dogs

Q: What’s your favorite color?
A: Red

Q: What’s your morning routine?
A: Get up, shower, brush my teeth, have coffee, start work

Author: Gingersnap

Management Analyst, part-time Adjunct Professor and Computer Software Consultant by day and Damian Lewis aficionado by night.

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