Originally published on November 8, 2022.
Well, ladies and gentlemen… WE TOTALLY CALLED IT! We followed the clues and called that Bobby Axelrod will return to Billions -maybe in a cameo, maybe in a recurring or regular appearance…and guess what ?!?! Damian Lewis was spotted filming Billions at iconic Tower of London with Maggie Siff and David Costabile last Friday! No wonder Damian Lewis called us spies multiple times. Because we are 🙂
Continue reading “Will Bobby Axelrod Come Back to Billions? YES HE WILL! (And We Called It!)”
**UPDATED FOR SEASON 5**
What metal shirt will Axe reveal in Season 5? I’d love to see (and Gingersnap is with me on this!) an Iron Maiden classic (The Trooper, or Piece of Mind), or Judas Priest. But now we know Axe likes the classic metal bands as well, so it could Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Rush or even Rainbow.
Yes, I wrote those words back in December 2019, before we were teased with the Season 5 Billions trailer and Axe’s metal shirt was revealed to be none other than Rainbow. Axe continued the tradition of wearing his metal on his sleeve (or on his chest) in Episode 3 “Beg, Bride, Bully“.
In each season of Billions, at least one episode has featured a song and a t-shirt of a metal band that must be Axe’s favorites. (Gingersnap and I are always trying to predict which band will be featured. We’re holding out Season 6, or maybe in the second half of Season 5 will finally be the year of Maiden!!) The writers of Billions don’t do anything just to do it, so we know that these choices are there to tell a story, shine light on who the character is, and to set a tone. Continue reading ““From the Trader’s Desk”: Bobby Axelrod – a Man and his Music *UPDATED FOR SEASON 5*”
Well, if you are a follower of this blog, you probably know that I published a Billions book last year: Appetite for Power – Eating, Drinking and Dealmaking in NYC: A Billions Guide is available for purchase through online vendors like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Strand Book Store, Indiebound, and BAM!.
Today marks the first anniversary of the book’s release and I was very lucky to have a selfie taken with my book and my muse a few weeks ago! Continue reading “Appetite for Power – Eating, Drinking & Dealmaking in NYC: A Billions Guide is ONE YEAR OLD TODAY!”
Lodge Kerrigan’s beautiful film ‘Keane‘ with Damian Lewis received a 4K restoration and is opening at Film at Lincoln Center on August 19 followed by a special screening and a Q&A with Lodge Kerrigan and Damian himself on August 20. The movie is also opening at American Cinematheque in Los Angeles on August 28 and Brattle Theater in Boston on September 23. So… why don’t we get in the mood for Keane by talking about how it caused a chain reaction in Damian’s career?
I am sure that, by now, you have got to know me quite well. Yes, I’m a little bit (ok, ok more than a little bit) obsessed with Brody… All roads do not lead to Rome, they all lead to… yes, Bravo, to Brody!
Now, I love William Keane, too. I LOVE him.
Continue reading “How Keane gave us Brody and How Brody gave us Axe *UPDATED*”
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.
Continue reading “The Physicality of Bobby Axelrod in