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Damian Lewis: ' Skuldefonds-miljardêrs word verkeerd verstaan ​​'

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions - 'n man met werkersklas wortels ... en 'n herehuis van $ 84 miljoen in die Hamptons.

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions - 'n man met werkersklas wortels ... en 'n herehuis van $ 84 miljoen in die Hamptons.

Laaste wysiging op Di 19 Des 2017 21.04 GMT

Dit is lekker om 'n denkbeeldige miljoen of twee te spandeer. Damian Lewis se eerste aankoop sou 'n private vliegtuig wees.

'Dit sou ongetwyfeld die eerste ding wees wat ek sou koop,' sê hy. 'Omdat ek slegs twee of drie keer op 'n privaat straler was, is dit een van die grootste luukshede van die lewe. Ek sou dit doen. Dan koop ek dalk die Liverpool -sokkerklub. ”

Hierdie bespreking het ontstaan ​​omdat die akteur in sy jongste TV-drama, Billions, Bobby Axelrod speel, 'n Amerikaanse hedge-fonds gazillionaire met bloukraagwortels, 'n passie vir Pearl Jam en 'n fyn lyn in kasjmier-hoodies. 'Dit is amper asof daar 'n nuwe klas jong miljardêr is', sê die skrywer David Levien. 'Hulle is 40, selfgemaak en toevallig op 'n manier wat u nie in die media sien nie. Dit is ouens wat hul eie skote noem, in hul eie vliegtuie rondvlieg en skynbaar die wêreld aan hul voete het. ”

Die vertoning plaas Axelrod op 'n botsingskursus met die Amerikaanse prokureur Chuck Rhoades, gespeel deur Paul Giamatti. Rhoades is oortuig Axelrod gebruik onwettige insiderhandel en beloftes om hom in die steek te laat. Meer as 10 episodes, die twee titans - een in die openbare sektor, een in die privaat - doen dit soos Foreman en Ali.

Maar Billions is meer genuanseerd as net 'n slenterwedstryd. Lewis se Axelrod - soos die meeste van sy karakters - is glad ondeurgrondelik. Dit lyk regtig of hy 'n gesinsman is, gebaseer op 'n werkersklas-agtergrond (in die mate wat u kan wees terwyl u $ 84 miljoen huise in die Hamptons koop).

Soos Foreman v Ali ... Axelrod praat met die Amerikaanse prokureur Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti). Foto: SHOWTIME

"Dit is net so 'n studie van mense as van konings en koninkryke," sê Lewis. "'N Studie van watter persoonlikheidstipes die neiging het om hierdie posisies in ons samelewing te wen - en wat hulle bereid is om te doen om hulself daar te hou."

Lewis het verskeie "hedgies" ontmoet om voor te berei vir die rol, om dit te "ondersoek" en te kyk of hy 'n gemeenskaplike grondslag kon vind. 'Ek dink hulle word verkeerd verstaan,' sê hy. 'Ek dink baie min mense verstaan ​​nog die onderskeid tussen uitvoerende hoofde op Wall Street en die verskansingsfonds-miljardêrs wat afsonderlik werk.' Maar sy belangrikste rede was om 'n "intellektuele verdediging van wat hulle doen, te probeer hoor, aangesien hulle weet dat hulle nie daarvan hou nie".

Die verweer wat hy gekry het, was dat verskansingsfondsbestuurders markreguleerders is. 'Hulle kyk na gewaardeerde, onderpresterende ondernemings. Ja, natuurlik hoop hulle om geld te verdien met die weddenskap dat hierdie onderneming sal misluk. En ja, daar was negatiewe pers wat daarop dui dat hulle dan markte manipuleer en druk, om aandeelhouers te oortuig om hul geld te onttrek om die aandeelprys te verlaag, sodat hulle hul geld kan verdien. Dit is alles waar, maar as dit skoon is en mense eerlik en eerlik optree, is dit ook 'n oortuigende argument. Dat hulle daar is om, as u wil, namens die aandeelhouers te kruis. ”

Hedgies as wit ridders? Hy koop dit beslis nie regtig nie?

'As u glo - wat ek doen - dat toneelspel 'n bietjie soos voorspraak vir u karakter is, dan wil ek natuurlik die positiewe punte vind. Maar ek is realisties genoeg om te weet dat dit 'n breë kerk is, die wêreld van verskansingsfondse, en ek dink dat sommige mense meer eerbaar is as ander. "

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in Homeland. Foto: Showtime/Everett/Rex -funksie

Bobby Axelrod se eer kan in miljarde bevraagteken word. Dit is kenmerkend van die nuwe reeks premium kabelvertonings deurdat dit fokus op 'n antiheld - 'n Tony Soprano of Walter White - vir wie u nie kan help nie. Op verskillende tye kan Axe as 'n kaptein, 'n skelm of 'n heilige geklassifiseer word - hy betaal die universiteitsopleiding van al die kinders van sy voormalige kollegas wat op 9/11 vermoor is. Intussen kom sy aartappel, Rhoades, uit ou geldpis en is gedeeltelik tot 'n bietjie uiterste S & ampM met sy vrou Wendy (Maggie Siff), wat vir Axelrod werk as 'n krimp op die terrein.

Daar is geen morele swart en blankes hier nie, maar dan, soos Lewis aandui, doen megalomanie en megabokke vreemde dinge aan die sedelikheid. 'Bobby kon homself oortuig het van die waarheid van alles wat hy doen - miskien op dieselfde manier as wat Tony Blair homself oortuig het van die' waarheid '. Dit is moeilik om te sê dat Blair bewustelik lelik was: ek dink net hy het Kool Aid gedrink en daarin geslaag om 'n morele en intellektuele argument te skep om alles wat hy gedoen het, te regverdig. Dit is wat kragtige mense doen, dit is wat mense van dwalings doen. ”

Dit is nie lank gelede dat ons laas die onberispelike Amerikaanse aksent van Lewis gehoor het nie. Drie seisoene (vier as jy terugflitse insluit) van Homeland speel hy Nicholas Brody, die seeman wat moontlik 'n draai in Irak gehad het, of moontlik nie. 'Dit was interessant: 'n meer liberale kyker het Brody in Homeland geniet en ondersteun, en 'n meer konserwatiewe kyker het gedink dat hy 'n absolute terroris is en moet veroordeel word. Dit hang dus af van die persoonlike politiek van die kyker. ”

Lewis het twee kinders en woon in Londen, so om terug te keer na New York vir nog 'n potensieel lang reeks, was nie 'n besluit wat hy ligtelik geneem het nie. 'Ek word baie eensaam', sê hy. 'Ek kry heimwee - of die gesin is meer siek. As u twee klein kinders en 'n vrou [Helen McCrory], wat ook 'n aktrise is, en 'n baie suksesvolle een het, is dit baie tyd om dit uit te sluit. Dit is kommerwekkend en ek sal jou laat weet as ek aan die einde daarvan nog getroud is. ”

'Ek kan 'n bietjie blase wees,' erken hy. '' Ek wil dit nie doen nie, dit pas nie hierby nie, dit en die ander. 'Dan neem u 'n paar oomblikke kennis en besef dat mense doodmaak vir rolle soos hierdie. "

Daar is reeds miljarde in die VSA uitgesaai, en mense in New York herken hom nou nie as Brody nie, maar as Bobby Axelrod. 'Hulle sal sê:' Dink u dat u op Trump sou stem? ',' Moet Lewis ondersteuners saggies daaraan herinner nie Axelrod, voordat hy bygevoeg het, “Maar hy kan vir Trump stem. ”


Damian Lewis: ' Skuldefonds-miljardêrs word verkeerd verstaan ​​'

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions - 'n man met werkersklas wortels ... en 'n herehuis van $ 84 miljoen in die Hamptons.

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions - 'n man met werkersklas wortels ... en 'n herehuis van $ 84 miljoen in die Hamptons.

Laaste wysiging op Di 19 Des 2017 21.04 GMT

Dit is lekker om 'n denkbeeldige miljoen of twee te spandeer. Damian Lewis se eerste aankoop sou 'n private vliegtuig wees.

'Dit sou ongetwyfeld die eerste ding wees wat ek sou koop,' sê hy. 'Omdat ek slegs twee of drie keer op 'n privaat straler was, is dit een van die grootste luukshede van die lewe. Ek sou dit doen. Dan koop ek dalk Liverpool se sokkerklub. ”

Hierdie bespreking het ontstaan ​​omdat die akteur in sy jongste TV-drama, Billions, Bobby Axelrod speel, 'n Amerikaanse hedge-fonds gazillionaire met bloukraagwortels, 'n passie vir Pearl Jam en 'n fyn lyn in kasjmier-hoodies. 'Dit is amper asof daar 'n nuwe klas jong miljardêr is', sê die skrywer David Levien. 'Hulle is 40, selfgemaak en toevallig op 'n manier wat u nie in die media sien nie. Dit is ouens wat hul eie skote noem, in hul eie vliegtuie rondvlieg en skynbaar die wêreld aan hul voete het. ”

Die vertoning plaas Axelrod op 'n botsingskursus met die Amerikaanse prokureur Chuck Rhoades, gespeel deur Paul Giamatti. Rhoades is oortuig Axelrod gebruik onwettige insiderhandel en beloftes om hom in die steek te laat. Meer as 10 episodes, die twee titans - een in die openbare sektor, een in die privaat - doen dit soos Foreman en Ali.

Maar biljoene is meer genuanseerd as net 'n slenterwedstryd. Lewis se Axelrod - soos die meeste van sy karakters - is glad ondeurgrondelik. Dit lyk regtig asof hy 'n gesinsman is, gebaseer op 'n werkersklas-agtergrond (in die mate wat u kan doen terwyl u $ 84 miljoen huise in die Hamptons koop).

Soos Foreman v Ali ... Axelrod praat met die Amerikaanse prokureur Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti). Foto: SHOWTIME

"Dit is net so 'n studie van mense as van konings en koninkryke," sê Lewis. "'N Studie van watter persoonlikheidstipes die neiging het om hierdie posisies in ons samelewing te wen - en wat hulle bereid is om te doen om hulself daar te hou."

Lewis het verskeie "hedgies" ontmoet om voor te berei vir die rol, om dit te "ondersoek" en te kyk of hy 'n gemeenskaplike grondslag kon vind. 'Ek dink hulle word verkeerd verstaan,' sê hy. 'Ek dink baie min mense verstaan ​​nog steeds die onderskeid tussen uitvoerende hoofde op Wall Street en die verskansingsfonds-miljardêrs wat afsonderlik werk.' Maar sy belangrikste rede was om 'n "intellektuele verdediging van wat hulle doen, te probeer hoor, aangesien hulle weet dat hulle nie daarvan hou nie".

Die verweer wat hy gekry het, was dat verskansingsfondsbestuurders markreguleerders is. 'Hulle kyk na gewaardeerde, onderpresterende ondernemings. Ja, natuurlik hoop hulle om geld te verdien met die weddenskap dat hierdie onderneming sal misluk. En ja, daar was negatiewe pers wat daarop dui dat hulle dan markte manipuleer en druk, om aandeelhouers te oortuig om hul geld te onttrek om die aandeelprys te verlaag, sodat hulle dan geld kan verdien. Dit is alles waar, maar as dit skoon is en mense eerlik en eerlik optree, is dit ook 'n oortuigende argument. Dat hulle daar is om, as u wil, namens die aandeelhouers te kruis. ”

Hedgies as wit ridders? Hy koop dit beslis nie werklik nie?

'As u glo - wat ek doen - dat toneelspel 'n bietjie soos voorspraak vir u karakter is, dan wil ek natuurlik die positiewe punte vind. Maar ek is realisties genoeg om te weet dat dit 'n breë kerk is, die wêreld van verskansingsfondse, en ek dink dat sommige mense meer eerbaar is as ander. "

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in Homeland. Foto: Showtime/Everett/Rex -funksie

Bobby Axelrod se eer kan in miljarde bevraagteken word. Dit is kenmerkend van die nuwe reeks premium kabelvertonings deurdat dit fokus op 'n antiheld - 'n Tony Soprano of Walter White - vir wie u nie kan help nie. Op verskillende tye kan Axe as 'n kaptein, 'n skelm of 'n heilige geklassifiseer word - hy betaal die universiteitsopleiding van al die kinders van sy voormalige kollegas wat op 9/11 vermoor is. Intussen kom sy aartsvyand, Rhoades, uit ou geldpis en is gedeeltelik tot 'n bietjie uiterste S & ampM saam met sy vrou Wendy (Maggie Siff), wat vir Axelrod werk as 'n krimp op die terrein.

Hier is geen morele swart en blankes nie, maar dan, soos Lewis aantoon, doen megalomanie en megabokke vreemde dinge aan die sedelikheid. 'Bobby kon homself oortuig het van die waarheid van alles wat hy doen - miskien op dieselfde manier as wat Tony Blair homself oortuig het van die' waarheid '. Dit is moeilik om te sê dat Blair bewustelik lelik was: ek dink net hy het Kool Aid gedrink en daarin geslaag om 'n morele en intellektuele argument te skep om alles wat hy gedoen het, te regverdig. Dit is wat kragtige mense doen, dit is wat mense van dwalings doen. ”

Dit is nie lank nie, sedert ons laas die onberispelike Amerikaanse aksent van Lewis gehoor het. Vir drie seisoene (vier as jy terugflitse insluit) van Homeland speel hy Nicholas Brody, die seeman wat 'n draai in Irak gehad het, of moontlik nie. 'Dit was interessant: 'n meer liberale kyker het Brody in Homeland geniet en ondersteun, en 'n meer konserwatiewe kyker het gedink dat hy 'n absolute terroris is en moet veroordeel word. Dit hang dus af van die persoonlike politiek van die kyker. ”

Lewis het twee kinders en woon in Londen, so om terug te keer na New York vir nog 'n potensieel lang reeks, was nie 'n besluit wat hy ligtelik geneem het nie. 'Ek word baie eensaam', sê hy. 'Ek kry heimwee - of die gesin is meer siek. As u twee klein kinders en 'n vrou [Helen McCrory], wat ook 'n aktrise is, en 'n baie suksesvolle een het, is dit baie tyd om dit uit te sluit. Dit is kommerwekkend en ek sal jou laat weet as ek aan die einde daarvan nog getroud is. ”

'Ek kan 'n bietjie blase wees,' erken hy. '' Ek wil dit nie doen nie, dit pas nie hierby nie, dit en die ander. 'Dan neem u 'n paar oomblikke kennis en besef dat mense doodmaak vir rolle soos hierdie. "

Daar is reeds miljarde in die VSA uitgesaai, en mense in New York herken hom nou nie as Brody nie, maar as Bobby Axelrod. 'Hulle sal sê:' Dink u dat u op Trump sou stem? ',' Moet Lewis ondersteuners saggies daaraan herinner nie Axelrod, voordat hy bygevoeg het, “Maar hy kan vir Trump stem. ”


Damian Lewis: ' Skuldefonds miljardêrs word verkeerd verstaan ​​'

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions - 'n man met werkersklaswortels ... en 'n herehuis van $ 84 miljoen in die Hamptons.

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions - 'n man met werkersklaswortels ... en 'n herehuis van $ 84 miljoen in die Hamptons.

Laaste wysiging op Di 19 Des 2017 21.04 GMT

Dit is lekker om 'n denkbeeldige miljoen of twee te spandeer. Damian Lewis se eerste aankoop sou 'n private vliegtuig wees.

'Dit sou ongetwyfeld die eerste ding wees wat ek sou koop,' sê hy. 'Omdat ek slegs twee of drie keer op 'n privaat straler was, is dit een van die grootste luukshede van die lewe. Ek sou dit doen. Dan koop ek dalk die Liverpool -sokkerklub. ”

Hierdie bespreking het ontstaan ​​omdat die akteur in sy jongste TV-drama, Billions, Bobby Axelrod speel, 'n Amerikaanse hedge-fonds gazillionaire met bloukraagwortels, 'n passie vir Pearl Jam en 'n fyn lyn in kasjmier-hoodies. 'Dit is amper asof daar 'n nuwe klas jong miljardêr is', sê die skrywer David Levien. 'Hulle is 40, selfgemaak en toevallig op 'n manier wat u nie in die media sien nie. Dit is ouens wat hul eie skote noem, in hul eie vliegtuie rondvlieg en skynbaar die wêreld aan hul voete het. ”

Die vertoning stel Axelrod op 'n botsingskursus met die Amerikaanse prokureur Chuck Rhoades, gespeel deur Paul Giamatti. Rhoades is oortuig Axelrod gebruik onwettige insiderhandel en beloftes om hom in die steek te laat. Meer as 10 episodes, die twee titans - een in die openbare sektor, een in die privaat - doen dit soos Foreman en Ali.

Maar Billions is meer genuanseerd as net 'n slenterwedstryd. Lewis se Axelrod - soos die meeste van sy karakters - is glad ondeurgrondelik. Dit lyk regtig of hy 'n gesinsman is, gebaseer op 'n werkersklas-agtergrond (in die mate wat u kan wees terwyl u $ 84 miljoen huise in die Hamptons koop).

Soos Foreman v Ali ... Axelrod praat met die Amerikaanse prokureur Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti). Foto: SHOWTIME

"Dit is net so 'n studie van mense as van konings en koninkryke," sê Lewis. "'N Studie van watter persoonlikheidstipes die neiging het om hierdie posisies in ons samelewing te wen - en wat hulle bereid is om te doen om hulself daar te hou."

Lewis het verskeie "hedgies" ontmoet om voor te berei vir die rol, om dit te "ondersoek" en te kyk of hy 'n gemeenskaplike grondslag kon vind. 'Ek dink hulle word verkeerd verstaan,' sê hy. 'Ek dink baie min mense verstaan ​​nog steeds die onderskeid tussen uitvoerende hoofde op Wall Street en die verskansingsfonds-miljardêrs wat afsonderlik werk.' Maar sy belangrikste rede was om 'n "intellektuele verdediging van wat hulle doen, te probeer hoor, aangesien hulle weet dat hulle nie daarvan hou nie".

Die verweer wat hy gekry het, was dat verskansingsfondsbestuurders markreguleerders is. 'Hulle kyk na gewaardeerde, onderpresterende ondernemings. Ja, natuurlik hoop hulle om geld te verdien met die weddenskap dat hierdie onderneming sal misluk. En ja, daar was negatiewe pers wat daarop dui dat hulle dan markte manipuleer en druk, om aandeelhouers te oortuig om hul geld te onttrek om die aandeelprys te verlaag, sodat hulle dan geld kan verdien. Dit is alles waar, maar as dit skoon is en mense eerlik en eerlik optree, is dit ook 'n oortuigende argument. Dat hulle daar is om, as u wil, namens die aandeelhouers te kruis. ”

Hedgies as wit ridders? Hy koop dit beslis nie werklik nie?

'As u glo - wat ek doen - dat toneelspel 'n bietjie soos voorspraak vir u karakter is, dan wil ek natuurlik die positiewe punte vind. Maar ek is realisties genoeg om te weet dat dit 'n breë kerk is, die wêreld van verskansingsfondse, en ek dink dat sommige mense meer eerbaar is as ander. "

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in Homeland. Foto: Showtime/Everett/Rex -funksie

Bobby Axelrod se eer kan in miljarde bevraagteken word. Dit is kenmerkend van die nuwe reeks premium kabelvertonings deurdat dit fokus op 'n antiheld - 'n Tony Soprano of Walter White - vir wie u nie kan help nie. Op verskillende tye kan Axe as 'n kaptein, 'n skelm of 'n heilige geklassifiseer word - hy betaal die universiteitsopleiding van al die kinders van sy voormalige kollegas wat op 9/11 vermoor is. Intussen kom sy aartappel, Rhoades, uit ou geldpis en is gedeeltelik tot 'n bietjie uiterste S & ampM met sy vrou Wendy (Maggie Siff), wat vir Axelrod werk as 'n krimp op die terrein.

Hier is geen morele swart en blankes nie, maar dan, soos Lewis aantoon, doen megalomanie en megabokke vreemde dinge aan die sedelikheid. 'Bobby kon homself oortuig het van die waarheid van alles wat hy doen - miskien op dieselfde manier as wat Tony Blair homself oortuig het van die' waarheid '. Dit is moeilik om te sê dat Blair bewustelik lelik was: ek dink net hy het Kool Aid gedrink en daarin geslaag om 'n morele en intellektuele argument te skep om alles wat hy gedoen het, te regverdig. Dit is wat kragtige mense doen, dit is wat mense van dwalings doen. ”

Dit is nie lank gelede dat ons laas die onberispelike Amerikaanse aksent van Lewis gehoor het nie. Drie seisoene (vier as jy terugflitse insluit) van Homeland speel hy Nicholas Brody, die seeman wat moontlik 'n draai in Irak gehad het, of moontlik nie. 'Dit was interessant: 'n meer liberale kyker het Brody in Homeland geniet en ondersteun, en 'n meer konserwatiewe kyker het gedink dat hy 'n absolute terroris is en moet veroordeel word. Dit hang dus af van die persoonlike politiek van die kyker. ”

Lewis het twee kinders en woon in Londen, so om terug te keer na New York vir nog 'n potensieel lang reeks, was nie 'n besluit wat hy ligtelik geneem het nie. 'Ek word baie eensaam', sê hy. 'Ek kry heimwee - of die gesin is meer siek. As u twee klein kinders en 'n vrou [Helen McCrory], wat ook 'n aktrise is, en 'n baie suksesvolle een het, is dit baie tyd om dit uit te sluit. Dit is kommerwekkend en ek sal jou laat weet as ek aan die einde daarvan nog getroud is. ”

'Ek kan 'n bietjie blase wees,' erken hy. '' Ek wil dit nie doen nie, dit pas nie hierby nie, dit en die ander. 'Dan neem u 'n paar oomblikke kennis en besef dat mense doodmaak vir rolle soos hierdie. "

Daar is reeds miljarde in die VSA uitgesaai, en mense in New York herken hom nou nie as Brody nie, maar as Bobby Axelrod. 'Hulle sal sê:' Dink u dat u op Trump sou stem? ',' Moet Lewis ondersteuners saggies daaraan herinner nie Axelrod, voordat hy bygevoeg het, “Maar hy kan vir Trump stem. ”


Damian Lewis: ' Skuldefonds-miljardêrs word verkeerd verstaan ​​'

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions - 'n man met werkersklas wortels ... en 'n herehuis van $ 84 miljoen in die Hamptons.

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions - 'n man met werkersklas wortels ... en 'n herehuis van $ 84 miljoen in die Hamptons.

Laaste wysiging op Di 19 Des 2017 21.04 GMT

Dit is lekker om 'n denkbeeldige miljoen of twee te spandeer. Damian Lewis se eerste aankoop sou 'n private vliegtuig wees.

'Dit sou ongetwyfeld die eerste ding wees wat ek sou koop,' sê hy. 'Omdat ek slegs twee of drie keer op 'n privaat straler was, is dit een van die grootste luukshede van die lewe. Ek sou dit doen. Dan koop ek dalk Liverpool se sokkerklub. ”

Hierdie bespreking het ontstaan ​​omdat die akteur in sy jongste TV-drama, Billions, Bobby Axelrod speel, 'n Amerikaanse hedge-fonds gazillionaire met bloukraagwortels, 'n passie vir Pearl Jam en 'n fyn lyn in kasjmier-hoodies. 'Dit is amper asof daar 'n nuwe klas jong miljardêr is', sê die skrywer David Levien. 'Hulle is 40, selfgemaak en toevallig op 'n manier wat u nie in die media sien nie. Dit is ouens wat hul eie skote noem, in hul eie vliegtuie rondvlieg en skynbaar die wêreld aan hul voete het. ”

Die vertoning stel Axelrod op 'n botsingskursus met die Amerikaanse prokureur Chuck Rhoades, gespeel deur Paul Giamatti. Rhoades is oortuig Axelrod gebruik onwettige insiderhandel en beloftes om hom in die steek te laat. Meer as 10 episodes, die twee titans - een in die openbare sektor, een in die privaat - doen dit soos Foreman en Ali.

Maar biljoene is meer genuanseerd as net 'n slenterwedstryd. Lewis se Axelrod - soos die meeste van sy karakters - is glad ondeurgrondelik. Dit lyk regtig asof hy 'n gesinsman is, gebaseer op 'n werkersklas-agtergrond (in die mate wat u kan doen terwyl u $ 84 miljoen huise in die Hamptons koop).

Soos Foreman v Ali ... Axelrod praat met die Amerikaanse prokureur Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti). Foto: SHOWTIME

"Dit is net so 'n studie van mense as van konings en koninkryke," sê Lewis. '' N Studie van watter persoonlikheidstipes die neiging het om hierdie posisies in ons samelewing te wen - en wat hulle bereid is om te doen om hulself daar te hou.

Lewis het verskeie "hedgies" ontmoet om voor te berei vir die rol, om dit te "ondersoek" en te kyk of hy 'n gemeenskaplike grondslag kon vind. 'Ek dink hulle word verkeerd verstaan,' sê hy. 'Ek dink baie min mense verstaan ​​nog die onderskeid tussen uitvoerende hoofde op Wall Street en die verskansingsfonds-miljardêrs wat afsonderlik werk.' Maar sy belangrikste rede was om 'n "intellektuele verdediging van wat hulle doen, te probeer hoor, aangesien hulle weet dat hulle nie daarvan hou nie".

Die verweer wat hy gekry het, was dat verskansingsfondsbestuurders markreguleerders is. 'Hulle kyk na uitgesonderde, onderpresterende ondernemings. Ja, natuurlik hoop hulle om geld te verdien met die weddenskap dat hierdie onderneming sal misluk. En ja, daar was negatiewe pers wat daarop dui dat hulle dan markte manipuleer en druk, om aandeelhouers te oortuig om hul geld te onttrek om die aandeelprys te verlaag, sodat hulle dan geld kan verdien. Dit is alles waar, maar as dit skoon is en mense eerlik en eerlik optree, is dit ook 'n oortuigende argument. Dat hulle daar is om, as u wil, namens die aandeelhouers te kruis. ”

Hedgies as wit ridders? Hy koop dit beslis nie werklik nie?

'As u glo - wat ek doen - dat toneelspel 'n bietjie soos voorspraak vir u karakter is, dan wil ek natuurlik die positiewe punte vind. Maar ek is realisties genoeg om te weet dat dit 'n breë kerk is, die wêreld van verskansingsfondse, en ek dink dat sommige mense meer eerbaar is as ander. "

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in Homeland. Foto: Showtime/Everett/Rex -funksie

Bobby Axelrod se eer kan in miljarde bevraagteken word. Dit is kenmerkend van die nuwe reeks premium kabelvertonings deurdat dit fokus op 'n antiheld - 'n Tony Soprano of Walter White - vir wie u nie kan help nie. Op verskillende tye kan Axe as 'n kaptein, 'n skelm of 'n heilige geklassifiseer word - hy betaal die universiteitsopleiding van al die kinders van sy voormalige kollegas wat op 9/11 vermoor is. Intussen kom sy aartappel, Rhoades, uit ou geldpis en is gedeeltelik tot 'n bietjie uiterste S & ampM met sy vrou Wendy (Maggie Siff), wat vir Axelrod werk as 'n krimp op die terrein.

Hier is geen morele swart en blankes nie, maar dan, soos Lewis aantoon, doen megalomanie en megabokke vreemde dinge aan die sedelikheid. 'Bobby kon homself oortuig het van die waarheid van alles wat hy doen - miskien op dieselfde manier as wat Tony Blair homself oortuig het van die' waarheid '. Dit is moeilik om te sê dat Blair bewustelik lelik was: ek dink net hy het Kool Aid gedrink en daarin geslaag om 'n morele en intellektuele argument te skep om alles wat hy gedoen het, te regverdig. Dit is wat kragtige mense doen, dit is wat mense van dwalings doen. ”

Dit is nie lank gelede dat ons laas die onberispelike Amerikaanse aksent van Lewis gehoor het nie. Drie seisoene (vier as jy terugflitse insluit) van Homeland speel hy Nicholas Brody, die seeman wat moontlik 'n draai in Irak gehad het, of moontlik nie. 'Dit was interessant: 'n meer liberale kyker het Brody in Homeland geniet en ondersteun, en 'n meer konserwatiewe kyker het gedink dat hy 'n absolute terroris is en moet veroordeel word. Dit hang dus af van die persoonlike politiek van die kyker. ”

Lewis het twee kinders en woon in Londen, so om terug te keer na New York vir nog 'n potensieel lang reeks, was nie 'n besluit wat hy ligtelik geneem het nie. 'Ek word baie eensaam', sê hy. 'Ek kry heimwee - of die gesin is meer siek. As u twee klein kinders en 'n vrou [Helen McCrory], wat ook 'n aktrise is, en 'n baie suksesvolle een het, is dit baie tyd om dit uit te sluit. Dit is kommerwekkend en ek sal jou laat weet as ek aan die einde daarvan nog getroud is. ”

'Ek kan 'n bietjie blase wees,' erken hy. '' Ek wil dit nie doen nie, dit pas nie hierby nie, dit en die ander. 'Dan neem u 'n paar oomblikke kennis en besef dat mense doodmaak vir rolle soos hierdie. "

Daar is reeds miljarde in die VSA uitgesaai, en mense in New York herken hom nou nie as Brody nie, maar as Bobby Axelrod. 'Hulle sal sê:' Dink u dat u op Trump sou stem? ',' Moet Lewis ondersteuners saggies daaraan herinner nie Axelrod, voordat hy bygevoeg het, “Maar hy kan vir Trump stem. ”


Damian Lewis: ' Skuldefonds-miljardêrs word verkeerd verstaan ​​'

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions - 'n man met werkersklas wortels ... en 'n herehuis van $ 84 miljoen in die Hamptons.

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions - 'n man met werkersklas wortels ... en 'n herehuis van $ 84 miljoen in die Hamptons.

Laaste wysiging op Di 19 Des 2017 21.04 GMT

Dit is lekker om 'n denkbeeldige miljoen of twee te spandeer. Damian Lewis se eerste aankoop sou 'n private vliegtuig wees.

'Dit sou ongetwyfeld die eerste ding wees wat ek sou koop,' sê hy. 'Omdat ek slegs twee of drie keer op 'n private straler was, is dit een van die grootste luukshede van die lewe. Ek sou dit doen. Dan koop ek dalk Liverpool se sokkerklub. ”

Hierdie bespreking het ontstaan ​​omdat die akteur in sy jongste TV-drama, Billions, Bobby Axelrod speel, 'n Amerikaanse hedge-fonds gazillionaire met bloukraagwortels, 'n passie vir Pearl Jam en 'n fyn lyn in kasjmier-hoodies. 'Dit is amper asof daar 'n nuwe klas jong miljardêr is', sê die skrywer David Levien. 'Hulle is 40, selfgemaak en toevallig op 'n manier wat u nie in die media sien nie. Dit is ouens wat hul eie skote noem, in hul eie vliegtuie rondvlieg en skynbaar die wêreld aan hul voete het. ”

Die vertoning stel Axelrod op 'n botsingskursus met die Amerikaanse prokureur Chuck Rhoades, gespeel deur Paul Giamatti. Rhoades is oortuig Axelrod gebruik onwettige insiderhandel en beloftes om hom in die steek te laat. Meer as 10 episodes, die twee titans - een in die openbare sektor, een in die privaat - doen dit soos Foreman en Ali.

Maar Billions is meer genuanseerd as net 'n slenterwedstryd. Lewis se Axelrod - soos die meeste van sy karakters - is glad ondeurgrondelik. Dit lyk regtig of hy 'n gesinsman is, gebaseer op 'n werkersklas-agtergrond (in die mate wat u kan wees terwyl u $ 84 miljoen huise in die Hamptons koop).

Soos Foreman v Ali ... Axelrod praat met die Amerikaanse prokureur Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti). Foto: SHOWTIME

"Dit is net so 'n studie van mense as van konings en koninkryke," sê Lewis. "'N Studie van watter persoonlikheidstipes die neiging het om hierdie posisies in ons samelewing te wen - en wat hulle bereid is om te doen om hulself daar te hou."

Lewis het verskeie "hedgies" ontmoet om voor te berei vir die rol, om dit te "ondersoek" en te kyk of hy 'n gemeenskaplike grondslag kon vind. 'Ek dink hulle word verkeerd verstaan,' sê hy. 'Ek dink baie min mense verstaan ​​nog steeds die onderskeid tussen uitvoerende hoofde op Wall Street en die verskansingsfonds-miljardêrs wat afsonderlik werk.' Maar sy belangrikste rede was om 'n "intellektuele verdediging van wat hulle doen, te probeer hoor, aangesien hulle weet dat hulle nie daarvan hou nie".

Die verweer wat hy gekry het, was dat verskansingsfondsbestuurders markreguleerders is. 'Hulle kyk na uitgesonderde, onderpresterende ondernemings. Ja, natuurlik hoop hulle om geld te verdien met die weddenskap dat hierdie onderneming sal misluk. En ja, daar was negatiewe pers wat daarop dui dat hulle dan markte manipuleer en druk, om aandeelhouers te oortuig om hul geld te onttrek om die aandeelprys te verlaag, sodat hulle hul geld kan verdien. Dit is alles waar, maar as dit skoon is en mense eerlik en eerlik optree, is dit ook 'n oortuigende argument. Dat hulle daar is om, as u wil, namens die aandeelhouers te kruis. ”

Hedgies as wit ridders? Hy koop dit beslis nie werklik nie?

'As u glo - wat ek doen - dat toneelspel 'n bietjie soos voorspraak vir u karakter is, dan wil ek natuurlik die positiewe punte vind. Maar ek is realisties genoeg om te weet dat dit 'n breë kerk is, die wêreld van verskansingsfondse, en ek dink dat sommige mense eerbiediger is as ander. "

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in Homeland. Foto: Showtime/Everett/Rex -funksie

Bobby Axelrod se eer kan in miljarde bevraagteken word. Dit is tipies van die nuwe reeks premium kabelvertonings deurdat dit fokus op 'n antiheld - 'n Tony Soprano of Walter White - vir wie u nie kan help nie. Op verskillende tye kan Axe as 'n kaptein, 'n skelm of 'n heilige geklassifiseer word - hy betaal die universiteitsopleiding van al die kinders van sy voormalige kollegas wat op 9/11 vermoor is. Intussen kom sy aartsvyand, Rhoades, uit ou geldpis en is gedeeltelik tot 'n bietjie uiterste S & ampM saam met sy vrou Wendy (Maggie Siff), wat vir Axelrod werk as 'n krimp op die terrein.

Daar is geen morele swart en blankes hier nie, maar dan, soos Lewis aandui, doen megalomanie en megabokke vreemde dinge aan die sedelikheid. 'Bobby kon homself oortuig het van die waarheid van alles wat hy doen - miskien op dieselfde manier as wat Tony Blair homself oortuig het van die' waarheid '. Dit is moeilik om te sê dat Blair bewustelik lelik was: ek dink net hy het Kool Aid gedrink en daarin geslaag om 'n morele en intellektuele argument te skep om alles wat hy gedoen het, te regverdig. Dit is wat kragtige mense doen, dit is wat mense van dwalings doen. ”

Dit is nie lank gelede dat ons laas die onberispelike Amerikaanse aksent van Lewis gehoor het nie. Drie seisoene (vier as jy terugflitse insluit) van Homeland speel hy Nicholas Brody, die seeman wat moontlik 'n draai in Irak gehad het, of moontlik nie. 'Dit was interessant: 'n meer liberale kyker het Brody in Homeland geniet en ondersteun, en 'n meer konserwatiewe kyker het gedink dat hy 'n absolute terroris is en moet veroordeel word. Dit hang dus af van die persoonlike politiek van die kyker. ”

Lewis het twee kinders en woon in Londen, so om terug te keer na New York vir nog 'n potensieel lang reeks, was nie 'n besluit wat hy ligtelik geneem het nie. 'Ek word baie eensaam', sê hy. 'Ek kry heimwee - of die gesin is meer siek. When you have two small children and a wife [Helen McCrory] who’s also an actress, and a very successful one, blocking out that much time is daunting. It’s a worry and I’ll let you know if I’m still married at the end of it.”

“I can be a bit blase,” he admits. “‘I don’t want to do this, it doesn’t fit in with this, that and the other.’ Then you take stock for a few moments and realise people kill for roles like this.”

Billions has already aired in the US, and people in New York now recognise him not as Brody but as Bobby Axelrod. “They’ll say: ‘Do you think you’d vote for Trump?’” Lewis gently has to remind fans that he is nie Axelrod, before adding, “But hy might vote for Trump.”


Damian Lewis: 'Hedge-fund billionaires are misunderstood'

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions – a man with working class roots … and an $84m mansion in the Hamptons.

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions – a man with working class roots … and an $84m mansion in the Hamptons.

Last modified on Tue 19 Dec 2017 21.04 GMT

It’s fun to spend an imaginary million or two. Damian Lewis’s first purchase would be a private jet.

“That would be the first thing I’d buy, undoubtedly,” he says. “Having been on a private jet only two or three times, it’s one of life’s great luxuries. I would do that. Then I might buy Liverpool football club.”

This discussion has come about because in his latest TV drama, Billions, the actor plays Bobby Axelrod, a US hedge-fund gazillionaire with blue-collar roots, a passion for Pearl Jam and a fine line in cashmere hoodies. “It’s almost like there’s a new class of young billionaire,” says writer David Levien. “They’re 40, self-made, and casual in a way you don’t see depicted in the media. These are guys who call their own shots, fly around in their own planes and seem to have the world at their feet.”

The show sets Axelrod on a collision course with US attorney Chuck Rhoades, played by Paul Giamatti. Rhoades is convinced Axelrod is using illegal insider trading and vows to bring him down. Over 10 episodes, the two titans – one in the public sector, one in the private – go at it like Foreman and Ali.

But Billions is more nuanced than just a slugging match. Lewis’s Axelrod – like most of his characters – is smoothly inscrutable. He genuinely seems to be a family man, grounded in a working-class background (to the extent that you can be while buying $84m mansions in the Hamptons).

Like Foreman v Ali … Axelrod slugs it out with US attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti). Photograph: SHOWTIME

“It’s as much a study of people as of kings and kingdoms,” says Lewis. “A study of what personality types tend to win these positions in our society – and what they’re prepared to do to keep themselves there.”

Lewis met with several “hedgies” to prepare for the role, to “examine them” and try and see if he could find any common ground. “I think they’re misunderstood,” he says. “I think very few people still understand the distinction between CEOs on Wall Street and the hedge-fund billionaires operating separately.” But his main reason was to try and hear an “intellectual defence of what they do, given that they know what they do is disliked”.

The defence he got, he says, was that hedge-fund managers are market regulators. “They go round and single out overvalued, underperforming companies. Yes, of course they hope to make some money on the bet that this company is going to fail. And yes, there has been adverse press suggesting they then manipulate markets and press, to convince shareholders to withdraw their money to drop the share price, so they can then make their money. All of that might be true, but if it’s clean and people are behaving honourably and honestly, then that is also a compelling argument. That they are there to, if you like, crusade on behalf of the shareholders.”

Hedgies as white knights? Surely he doesn’t truly buy that?

“If you believe – which I do – that acting is a bit like advocacy for your character, then of course I want to find the positive points. But I’m realistic enough to know that it’s a broad church, the world of hedge funds, and I think some people are more honourable than others.”

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in Homeland. Photograph: Showtime/Everett/Rex Feature

Bobby Axelrod’s honour is open to question in Billions. It’s typical of the new breed of premium cable shows in that it centres on an antihero – a Tony Soprano or Walter White – who you can’t help but root for. At different times, Axe could be classed a hoodlum, a crook or a saint – he pays for the college education of all the children of his former colleagues killed in 9/11. Meanwhile, his nemesis, Rhoades, comes from waspish old money and is partial to a bit of extreme S&M with his wife Wendy (Maggie Siff), who works for Axelrod as an on-site shrink.

There are no moral black and whites here, but then as Lewis points out, megalomania and megabucks do strange things to morality. “Bobby might have convinced himself of the truth of everything he does – perhaps in the same way Tony Blair convinced himself of the ‘truth’. It’s difficult to say that Blair was consciously mendacious: I just think he drank some Kool Aid and managed to create a moral and intellectual argument to justify anything he did. That’s what powerful people do it’s what delusional people do.”

It hasn’t been long since we last heard Lewis’s impeccable American accent. For three seasons (four if you include flashbacks) of Homeland, he played Nicholas Brody, the marine who was, or possibly wasn’t, “turned” on a tour in Iraq. “It was interesting: a more liberal viewer enjoyed and supported Brody in Homeland and a more conservative viewer thought he was an outright terrorist and was to be condemned. So, it sort of depends on the personal politics of the viewer.”

Lewis has two children and lives in London, so returning to New York for another potentially long-running series was not a decision he took lightly. “I get very lonely,” he says. “I get homesick – or family sick more. When you have two small children and a wife [Helen McCrory] who’s also an actress, and a very successful one, blocking out that much time is daunting. It’s a worry and I’ll let you know if I’m still married at the end of it.”

“I can be a bit blase,” he admits. “‘I don’t want to do this, it doesn’t fit in with this, that and the other.’ Then you take stock for a few moments and realise people kill for roles like this.”

Billions has already aired in the US, and people in New York now recognise him not as Brody but as Bobby Axelrod. “They’ll say: ‘Do you think you’d vote for Trump?’” Lewis gently has to remind fans that he is nie Axelrod, before adding, “But hy might vote for Trump.”


Damian Lewis: 'Hedge-fund billionaires are misunderstood'

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions – a man with working class roots … and an $84m mansion in the Hamptons.

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions – a man with working class roots … and an $84m mansion in the Hamptons.

Last modified on Tue 19 Dec 2017 21.04 GMT

It’s fun to spend an imaginary million or two. Damian Lewis’s first purchase would be a private jet.

“That would be the first thing I’d buy, undoubtedly,” he says. “Having been on a private jet only two or three times, it’s one of life’s great luxuries. I would do that. Then I might buy Liverpool football club.”

This discussion has come about because in his latest TV drama, Billions, the actor plays Bobby Axelrod, a US hedge-fund gazillionaire with blue-collar roots, a passion for Pearl Jam and a fine line in cashmere hoodies. “It’s almost like there’s a new class of young billionaire,” says writer David Levien. “They’re 40, self-made, and casual in a way you don’t see depicted in the media. These are guys who call their own shots, fly around in their own planes and seem to have the world at their feet.”

The show sets Axelrod on a collision course with US attorney Chuck Rhoades, played by Paul Giamatti. Rhoades is convinced Axelrod is using illegal insider trading and vows to bring him down. Over 10 episodes, the two titans – one in the public sector, one in the private – go at it like Foreman and Ali.

But Billions is more nuanced than just a slugging match. Lewis’s Axelrod – like most of his characters – is smoothly inscrutable. He genuinely seems to be a family man, grounded in a working-class background (to the extent that you can be while buying $84m mansions in the Hamptons).

Like Foreman v Ali … Axelrod slugs it out with US attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti). Photograph: SHOWTIME

“It’s as much a study of people as of kings and kingdoms,” says Lewis. “A study of what personality types tend to win these positions in our society – and what they’re prepared to do to keep themselves there.”

Lewis met with several “hedgies” to prepare for the role, to “examine them” and try and see if he could find any common ground. “I think they’re misunderstood,” he says. “I think very few people still understand the distinction between CEOs on Wall Street and the hedge-fund billionaires operating separately.” But his main reason was to try and hear an “intellectual defence of what they do, given that they know what they do is disliked”.

The defence he got, he says, was that hedge-fund managers are market regulators. “They go round and single out overvalued, underperforming companies. Yes, of course they hope to make some money on the bet that this company is going to fail. And yes, there has been adverse press suggesting they then manipulate markets and press, to convince shareholders to withdraw their money to drop the share price, so they can then make their money. All of that might be true, but if it’s clean and people are behaving honourably and honestly, then that is also a compelling argument. That they are there to, if you like, crusade on behalf of the shareholders.”

Hedgies as white knights? Surely he doesn’t truly buy that?

“If you believe – which I do – that acting is a bit like advocacy for your character, then of course I want to find the positive points. But I’m realistic enough to know that it’s a broad church, the world of hedge funds, and I think some people are more honourable than others.”

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in Homeland. Photograph: Showtime/Everett/Rex Feature

Bobby Axelrod’s honour is open to question in Billions. It’s typical of the new breed of premium cable shows in that it centres on an antihero – a Tony Soprano or Walter White – who you can’t help but root for. At different times, Axe could be classed a hoodlum, a crook or a saint – he pays for the college education of all the children of his former colleagues killed in 9/11. Meanwhile, his nemesis, Rhoades, comes from waspish old money and is partial to a bit of extreme S&M with his wife Wendy (Maggie Siff), who works for Axelrod as an on-site shrink.

There are no moral black and whites here, but then as Lewis points out, megalomania and megabucks do strange things to morality. “Bobby might have convinced himself of the truth of everything he does – perhaps in the same way Tony Blair convinced himself of the ‘truth’. It’s difficult to say that Blair was consciously mendacious: I just think he drank some Kool Aid and managed to create a moral and intellectual argument to justify anything he did. That’s what powerful people do it’s what delusional people do.”

It hasn’t been long since we last heard Lewis’s impeccable American accent. For three seasons (four if you include flashbacks) of Homeland, he played Nicholas Brody, the marine who was, or possibly wasn’t, “turned” on a tour in Iraq. “It was interesting: a more liberal viewer enjoyed and supported Brody in Homeland and a more conservative viewer thought he was an outright terrorist and was to be condemned. So, it sort of depends on the personal politics of the viewer.”

Lewis has two children and lives in London, so returning to New York for another potentially long-running series was not a decision he took lightly. “I get very lonely,” he says. “I get homesick – or family sick more. When you have two small children and a wife [Helen McCrory] who’s also an actress, and a very successful one, blocking out that much time is daunting. It’s a worry and I’ll let you know if I’m still married at the end of it.”

“I can be a bit blase,” he admits. “‘I don’t want to do this, it doesn’t fit in with this, that and the other.’ Then you take stock for a few moments and realise people kill for roles like this.”

Billions has already aired in the US, and people in New York now recognise him not as Brody but as Bobby Axelrod. “They’ll say: ‘Do you think you’d vote for Trump?’” Lewis gently has to remind fans that he is nie Axelrod, before adding, “But hy might vote for Trump.”


Damian Lewis: 'Hedge-fund billionaires are misunderstood'

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions – a man with working class roots … and an $84m mansion in the Hamptons.

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions – a man with working class roots … and an $84m mansion in the Hamptons.

Last modified on Tue 19 Dec 2017 21.04 GMT

It’s fun to spend an imaginary million or two. Damian Lewis’s first purchase would be a private jet.

“That would be the first thing I’d buy, undoubtedly,” he says. “Having been on a private jet only two or three times, it’s one of life’s great luxuries. I would do that. Then I might buy Liverpool football club.”

This discussion has come about because in his latest TV drama, Billions, the actor plays Bobby Axelrod, a US hedge-fund gazillionaire with blue-collar roots, a passion for Pearl Jam and a fine line in cashmere hoodies. “It’s almost like there’s a new class of young billionaire,” says writer David Levien. “They’re 40, self-made, and casual in a way you don’t see depicted in the media. These are guys who call their own shots, fly around in their own planes and seem to have the world at their feet.”

The show sets Axelrod on a collision course with US attorney Chuck Rhoades, played by Paul Giamatti. Rhoades is convinced Axelrod is using illegal insider trading and vows to bring him down. Over 10 episodes, the two titans – one in the public sector, one in the private – go at it like Foreman and Ali.

But Billions is more nuanced than just a slugging match. Lewis’s Axelrod – like most of his characters – is smoothly inscrutable. He genuinely seems to be a family man, grounded in a working-class background (to the extent that you can be while buying $84m mansions in the Hamptons).

Like Foreman v Ali … Axelrod slugs it out with US attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti). Photograph: SHOWTIME

“It’s as much a study of people as of kings and kingdoms,” says Lewis. “A study of what personality types tend to win these positions in our society – and what they’re prepared to do to keep themselves there.”

Lewis met with several “hedgies” to prepare for the role, to “examine them” and try and see if he could find any common ground. “I think they’re misunderstood,” he says. “I think very few people still understand the distinction between CEOs on Wall Street and the hedge-fund billionaires operating separately.” But his main reason was to try and hear an “intellectual defence of what they do, given that they know what they do is disliked”.

The defence he got, he says, was that hedge-fund managers are market regulators. “They go round and single out overvalued, underperforming companies. Yes, of course they hope to make some money on the bet that this company is going to fail. And yes, there has been adverse press suggesting they then manipulate markets and press, to convince shareholders to withdraw their money to drop the share price, so they can then make their money. All of that might be true, but if it’s clean and people are behaving honourably and honestly, then that is also a compelling argument. That they are there to, if you like, crusade on behalf of the shareholders.”

Hedgies as white knights? Surely he doesn’t truly buy that?

“If you believe – which I do – that acting is a bit like advocacy for your character, then of course I want to find the positive points. But I’m realistic enough to know that it’s a broad church, the world of hedge funds, and I think some people are more honourable than others.”

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in Homeland. Photograph: Showtime/Everett/Rex Feature

Bobby Axelrod’s honour is open to question in Billions. It’s typical of the new breed of premium cable shows in that it centres on an antihero – a Tony Soprano or Walter White – who you can’t help but root for. At different times, Axe could be classed a hoodlum, a crook or a saint – he pays for the college education of all the children of his former colleagues killed in 9/11. Meanwhile, his nemesis, Rhoades, comes from waspish old money and is partial to a bit of extreme S&M with his wife Wendy (Maggie Siff), who works for Axelrod as an on-site shrink.

There are no moral black and whites here, but then as Lewis points out, megalomania and megabucks do strange things to morality. “Bobby might have convinced himself of the truth of everything he does – perhaps in the same way Tony Blair convinced himself of the ‘truth’. It’s difficult to say that Blair was consciously mendacious: I just think he drank some Kool Aid and managed to create a moral and intellectual argument to justify anything he did. That’s what powerful people do it’s what delusional people do.”

It hasn’t been long since we last heard Lewis’s impeccable American accent. For three seasons (four if you include flashbacks) of Homeland, he played Nicholas Brody, the marine who was, or possibly wasn’t, “turned” on a tour in Iraq. “It was interesting: a more liberal viewer enjoyed and supported Brody in Homeland and a more conservative viewer thought he was an outright terrorist and was to be condemned. So, it sort of depends on the personal politics of the viewer.”

Lewis has two children and lives in London, so returning to New York for another potentially long-running series was not a decision he took lightly. “I get very lonely,” he says. “I get homesick – or family sick more. When you have two small children and a wife [Helen McCrory] who’s also an actress, and a very successful one, blocking out that much time is daunting. It’s a worry and I’ll let you know if I’m still married at the end of it.”

“I can be a bit blase,” he admits. “‘I don’t want to do this, it doesn’t fit in with this, that and the other.’ Then you take stock for a few moments and realise people kill for roles like this.”

Billions has already aired in the US, and people in New York now recognise him not as Brody but as Bobby Axelrod. “They’ll say: ‘Do you think you’d vote for Trump?’” Lewis gently has to remind fans that he is nie Axelrod, before adding, “But hy might vote for Trump.”


Damian Lewis: 'Hedge-fund billionaires are misunderstood'

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions – a man with working class roots … and an $84m mansion in the Hamptons.

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions – a man with working class roots … and an $84m mansion in the Hamptons.

Last modified on Tue 19 Dec 2017 21.04 GMT

It’s fun to spend an imaginary million or two. Damian Lewis’s first purchase would be a private jet.

“That would be the first thing I’d buy, undoubtedly,” he says. “Having been on a private jet only two or three times, it’s one of life’s great luxuries. I would do that. Then I might buy Liverpool football club.”

This discussion has come about because in his latest TV drama, Billions, the actor plays Bobby Axelrod, a US hedge-fund gazillionaire with blue-collar roots, a passion for Pearl Jam and a fine line in cashmere hoodies. “It’s almost like there’s a new class of young billionaire,” says writer David Levien. “They’re 40, self-made, and casual in a way you don’t see depicted in the media. These are guys who call their own shots, fly around in their own planes and seem to have the world at their feet.”

The show sets Axelrod on a collision course with US attorney Chuck Rhoades, played by Paul Giamatti. Rhoades is convinced Axelrod is using illegal insider trading and vows to bring him down. Over 10 episodes, the two titans – one in the public sector, one in the private – go at it like Foreman and Ali.

But Billions is more nuanced than just a slugging match. Lewis’s Axelrod – like most of his characters – is smoothly inscrutable. He genuinely seems to be a family man, grounded in a working-class background (to the extent that you can be while buying $84m mansions in the Hamptons).

Like Foreman v Ali … Axelrod slugs it out with US attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti). Photograph: SHOWTIME

“It’s as much a study of people as of kings and kingdoms,” says Lewis. “A study of what personality types tend to win these positions in our society – and what they’re prepared to do to keep themselves there.”

Lewis met with several “hedgies” to prepare for the role, to “examine them” and try and see if he could find any common ground. “I think they’re misunderstood,” he says. “I think very few people still understand the distinction between CEOs on Wall Street and the hedge-fund billionaires operating separately.” But his main reason was to try and hear an “intellectual defence of what they do, given that they know what they do is disliked”.

The defence he got, he says, was that hedge-fund managers are market regulators. “They go round and single out overvalued, underperforming companies. Yes, of course they hope to make some money on the bet that this company is going to fail. And yes, there has been adverse press suggesting they then manipulate markets and press, to convince shareholders to withdraw their money to drop the share price, so they can then make their money. All of that might be true, but if it’s clean and people are behaving honourably and honestly, then that is also a compelling argument. That they are there to, if you like, crusade on behalf of the shareholders.”

Hedgies as white knights? Surely he doesn’t truly buy that?

“If you believe – which I do – that acting is a bit like advocacy for your character, then of course I want to find the positive points. But I’m realistic enough to know that it’s a broad church, the world of hedge funds, and I think some people are more honourable than others.”

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in Homeland. Photograph: Showtime/Everett/Rex Feature

Bobby Axelrod’s honour is open to question in Billions. It’s typical of the new breed of premium cable shows in that it centres on an antihero – a Tony Soprano or Walter White – who you can’t help but root for. At different times, Axe could be classed a hoodlum, a crook or a saint – he pays for the college education of all the children of his former colleagues killed in 9/11. Meanwhile, his nemesis, Rhoades, comes from waspish old money and is partial to a bit of extreme S&M with his wife Wendy (Maggie Siff), who works for Axelrod as an on-site shrink.

There are no moral black and whites here, but then as Lewis points out, megalomania and megabucks do strange things to morality. “Bobby might have convinced himself of the truth of everything he does – perhaps in the same way Tony Blair convinced himself of the ‘truth’. It’s difficult to say that Blair was consciously mendacious: I just think he drank some Kool Aid and managed to create a moral and intellectual argument to justify anything he did. That’s what powerful people do it’s what delusional people do.”

It hasn’t been long since we last heard Lewis’s impeccable American accent. For three seasons (four if you include flashbacks) of Homeland, he played Nicholas Brody, the marine who was, or possibly wasn’t, “turned” on a tour in Iraq. “It was interesting: a more liberal viewer enjoyed and supported Brody in Homeland and a more conservative viewer thought he was an outright terrorist and was to be condemned. So, it sort of depends on the personal politics of the viewer.”

Lewis has two children and lives in London, so returning to New York for another potentially long-running series was not a decision he took lightly. “I get very lonely,” he says. “I get homesick – or family sick more. When you have two small children and a wife [Helen McCrory] who’s also an actress, and a very successful one, blocking out that much time is daunting. It’s a worry and I’ll let you know if I’m still married at the end of it.”

“I can be a bit blase,” he admits. “‘I don’t want to do this, it doesn’t fit in with this, that and the other.’ Then you take stock for a few moments and realise people kill for roles like this.”

Billions has already aired in the US, and people in New York now recognise him not as Brody but as Bobby Axelrod. “They’ll say: ‘Do you think you’d vote for Trump?’” Lewis gently has to remind fans that he is nie Axelrod, before adding, “But hy might vote for Trump.”


Damian Lewis: 'Hedge-fund billionaires are misunderstood'

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions – a man with working class roots … and an $84m mansion in the Hamptons.

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in Billions – a man with working class roots … and an $84m mansion in the Hamptons.

Last modified on Tue 19 Dec 2017 21.04 GMT

It’s fun to spend an imaginary million or two. Damian Lewis’s first purchase would be a private jet.

“That would be the first thing I’d buy, undoubtedly,” he says. “Having been on a private jet only two or three times, it’s one of life’s great luxuries. I would do that. Then I might buy Liverpool football club.”

This discussion has come about because in his latest TV drama, Billions, the actor plays Bobby Axelrod, a US hedge-fund gazillionaire with blue-collar roots, a passion for Pearl Jam and a fine line in cashmere hoodies. “It’s almost like there’s a new class of young billionaire,” says writer David Levien. “They’re 40, self-made, and casual in a way you don’t see depicted in the media. These are guys who call their own shots, fly around in their own planes and seem to have the world at their feet.”

The show sets Axelrod on a collision course with US attorney Chuck Rhoades, played by Paul Giamatti. Rhoades is convinced Axelrod is using illegal insider trading and vows to bring him down. Over 10 episodes, the two titans – one in the public sector, one in the private – go at it like Foreman and Ali.

But Billions is more nuanced than just a slugging match. Lewis’s Axelrod – like most of his characters – is smoothly inscrutable. He genuinely seems to be a family man, grounded in a working-class background (to the extent that you can be while buying $84m mansions in the Hamptons).

Like Foreman v Ali … Axelrod slugs it out with US attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti). Photograph: SHOWTIME

“It’s as much a study of people as of kings and kingdoms,” says Lewis. “A study of what personality types tend to win these positions in our society – and what they’re prepared to do to keep themselves there.”

Lewis met with several “hedgies” to prepare for the role, to “examine them” and try and see if he could find any common ground. “I think they’re misunderstood,” he says. “I think very few people still understand the distinction between CEOs on Wall Street and the hedge-fund billionaires operating separately.” But his main reason was to try and hear an “intellectual defence of what they do, given that they know what they do is disliked”.

The defence he got, he says, was that hedge-fund managers are market regulators. “They go round and single out overvalued, underperforming companies. Yes, of course they hope to make some money on the bet that this company is going to fail. And yes, there has been adverse press suggesting they then manipulate markets and press, to convince shareholders to withdraw their money to drop the share price, so they can then make their money. All of that might be true, but if it’s clean and people are behaving honourably and honestly, then that is also a compelling argument. That they are there to, if you like, crusade on behalf of the shareholders.”

Hedgies as white knights? Surely he doesn’t truly buy that?

“If you believe – which I do – that acting is a bit like advocacy for your character, then of course I want to find the positive points. But I’m realistic enough to know that it’s a broad church, the world of hedge funds, and I think some people are more honourable than others.”

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in Homeland. Photograph: Showtime/Everett/Rex Feature

Bobby Axelrod’s honour is open to question in Billions. It’s typical of the new breed of premium cable shows in that it centres on an antihero – a Tony Soprano or Walter White – who you can’t help but root for. At different times, Axe could be classed a hoodlum, a crook or a saint – he pays for the college education of all the children of his former colleagues killed in 9/11. Meanwhile, his nemesis, Rhoades, comes from waspish old money and is partial to a bit of extreme S&M with his wife Wendy (Maggie Siff), who works for Axelrod as an on-site shrink.

There are no moral black and whites here, but then as Lewis points out, megalomania and megabucks do strange things to morality. “Bobby might have convinced himself of the truth of everything he does – perhaps in the same way Tony Blair convinced himself of the ‘truth’. It’s difficult to say that Blair was consciously mendacious: I just think he drank some Kool Aid and managed to create a moral and intellectual argument to justify anything he did. That’s what powerful people do it’s what delusional people do.”

It hasn’t been long since we last heard Lewis’s impeccable American accent. For three seasons (four if you include flashbacks) of Homeland, he played Nicholas Brody, the marine who was, or possibly wasn’t, “turned” on a tour in Iraq. “It was interesting: a more liberal viewer enjoyed and supported Brody in Homeland and a more conservative viewer thought he was an outright terrorist and was to be condemned. So, it sort of depends on the personal politics of the viewer.”

Lewis has two children and lives in London, so returning to New York for another potentially long-running series was not a decision he took lightly. “I get very lonely,” he says. “I get homesick – or family sick more. When you have two small children and a wife [Helen McCrory] who’s also an actress, and a very successful one, blocking out that much time is daunting. It’s a worry and I’ll let you know if I’m still married at the end of it.”

“I can be a bit blase,” he admits. “‘I don’t want to do this, it doesn’t fit in with this, that and the other.’ Then you take stock for a few moments and realise people kill for roles like this.”

Billions has already aired in the US, and people in New York now recognise him not as Brody but as Bobby Axelrod. “They’ll say: ‘Do you think you’d vote for Trump?’” Lewis gently has to remind fans that he is nie Axelrod, before adding, “But hy might vote for Trump.”


Kyk die video: Billions. Bobby Axelrod Wins A Slick Argument. HD Clip (November 2021).