We celebrate this wonderful holiday with family and friends — we indulge ourselves maybe a little bit too much with turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and give thanks, among other great things in our lives, for the one and only Damian Lewis and the characters he brings to life and into our lives 🙂 And then we travel back to eight years ago, November 26, 2014 to be precise, to the day Damian Lewis received his OBE from Duke of Cambridge and made us all proud!
Damian Lewis will be one of the leads at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations to be broadcast on ITV on May 15. BritBox North America has also announced that it would exclusively stream the celebrations in the UK live on May 15. You can go here for subscription for Britbox US. The live-streaming will begin at 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM PT on Sunday.
We know that Damian is no stranger to the Royal Family. While he may play a Tudor King, we have seen him hanging out with the Windsors in recent years. And as we cannot wait to see him as part of the celebrations to honor the Queen’s 70 years of public service, why don’t we take a walk in memory lane and remember the fun moments Damian had with the members of the Royal family?
USA Today, in an interview about Wolf Hall and Henry VIII, asks Damian what it is that makes the Royal Family so intriguing:
“They provide a lot of stories. I think they are best and they are great ambassadors for the country but they provide fairy tales… Prince Charles and Princess Diana fairytale which you guys over here… goodness… you know… just lapped up and they become great sources of fascination… “
I didn’t know people could get that famous. Just briefly, I felt like Justin Bieber for a second. – Damian Lewis
Damian answers Cara Buckley’s question at Times Talksabout whether he misses Homeland which was “obviously a huge pivot” in his career:
“I have to say I felt pretty famous after Band of Brothers. I was like ‘well, I am doing alright, this is good, people stop me on the street, pat me on the back, say ‘I love your work Damian’ or they go ‘thank you for winning the second world war, sir!’… you know… as I peel off my tights doing Shakespeare somewhere on stage: ‘thank you, this is awkward…’ so reminding people that I am just an actor… But Homeland… You’re right… I didn’t know people could get that famous. Just briefly, I felt like Justin Bieber for a second… It was a phenomenon, you’re right, it was a phenomenon.”
This little dialogue inspires me to think of the relationship between the actor and his fans! We, as fans, are constantly talking about Damian. We post about him, tweet about him, and some of us even blog about him 🙂 We are pretty much set on what we think about Damian… but what does Damian think about fame and his fans?