Here Comes The Cheapest Man in America: “Dollar” Bill Stearn in Billions

We first meet “Dollar” Bill Stearn  in Billions Pilot where he tells Bobby Axelrod he is not uncertain that Axe Capital has to short Superior Auto. His boss agrees with his assessment while he calls him the cheapest man in America! And as we find out over time that Bill is a very colorful character from his two families to his love/hate relationship with Spyros, as well as a very loyal Axe Capital employee from his fake fight with Axe to him dropping his pants in front of Axe to prove his loyalty – Bill’s signature personality trait stands out as, well, cheapness! And the thing is the man has no problem with that. On the contrary, from his lucky dollar bill that he won in a poker game from Carl Icahn to the giant dollar sign in his garage, Dollar Bill OWNS his cheapness! Continue reading “Here Comes The Cheapest Man in America: “Dollar” Bill Stearn in Billions”

The Day Damian Found Out About Fan Fun with Damian Lewis :)

In our collective blog about Best of Billions Season 1, I said the following about my favorite Axe line of the season:

“Axe is all about effing: **** Chuck! **** Carly, Channing and Hlasa! **** Eads Family! Hey, he even wants to say **** You to gravity! It is his “**** you money” that gives him the power to do it and Axe perfectly sets the tone in The Pilot with my favorite line of the show: “What’s the point of having **** You Money if you never say **** You?” And, besides, it is very personal.

Yes, it is VERY personal because, believe it or not, Damian Lewis found out about our blog while he was filming that very scene! And today marking the fourth anniversary of that very special day urges me to share the story again 🙂

I told you earlier Homeland was our local show. They filmed it in Charlotte, two and a half hours from our house, and we never made it to the set. So, when I found out they would shoot Billions pilot in New York, and New York being our second home, I promised myself if they filmed somewhere in the city, I would go just not to regret later! That’s my MOTTO, I guess, for everything in life. Life is TOO SHORT to postpone anything if you could afford to do it now! 🙂

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Damian Lewis sends a Special Message from Billions Season 4 Set!

Having Billions withdrawals? Then we are in the same boat! But they are now more than halfway through shooting Season 4 in New York, so it is coming soon, people, IT IS COMING SOON!

Update 12/19/2018: DRUMROLL! Our next rendezvous with Bobby Axelrod is on March 17, 2019 at 9pm ET! And they have just dropped the first Season 4 teaser, too! ENJOY!

Now, I am delighted to report I was VERY lucky to catch up with Damian on Billions set! Since I have been sworn to secrecy by the man himself, I am keeping mum about what is going on in the show (not that I have seen much) but I am thrilled to bring a special message from Damian to us, the bloggers at Fan Fun with Damian Lewis, and to the entire fandom.  Continue reading “Damian Lewis sends a Special Message from Billions Season 4 Set!”

“He’s more Just Like Us than we are”: Take the Tube like Damian Lewis!

Hello everyone! While this post is from more than two years ago, it is my pleasure to share it again and again, in particular when I notice a recent tweet about Damian taking the subway in NYC or the tube in London.

Enjoy!

Here is the most HILARIOUS conversation between Damian Lewis and Nick Grimshaw, the host of BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show that Damian joined last week. You can hear the radio bit (short version) here and (long version, starts at 01:33:48) here. BIG thanks go to JaniaJania for transcribing part of the conversation for me!

source: @R1breakfast
source: @R1breakfast

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Catching up with Bobby Axelrod:
Billions Comes to the Upper West Side!

While Billions Season 4 shoot starts in New York in the first week of September, we still have so much to talk about Season 3 and have expectations, hopes and fantasies for Season 4. So please stay tuned for our Billions posts, from thematic to personal to speculative, in the coming weeks and months as we follow the new season shoot as closely as possible!

As I mentioned a billion times before, Billions is my dream show! And not only because my favorite actor is in it, but also New York, from its landmarks to city parks to its distinct neighborhoods, appears as a cast member! As someone who feels the only home she has in the world is the city that never sleeps, I love it that the show is taking over New York, the big film studio that it is, and shooting all over the place, from Manhattan to Queens to Brooklyn to The Bronx to Long Island and to northern suburbs. I cannot thank enough to the show creators and show runners Brian Koppelman and David Levien for giving us a love letter to the city in Billions.

That said, one little problem I had until last October was, while they shot Billions all over Manhattan, they did not shoot a scene showcasing not only my but also Mr. Koppelman’s neighborhood, the Upper West Side, or as Lewisto and I love to call it, the Upper Best Side 😀 Continue reading “Catching up with Bobby Axelrod: Billions Comes to the Upper West Side!”