Damian Lewis: There is no secret to acting and parenting – we just muddle along
Lewis was speaking ahead of his West End return in Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
by SOPHIA SLEIGH,
Damian Lewis says there is no secret to how he and his wife Helen McCrory juggle their acting careers with raising a family — they “just muddle along”.
The actor was speaking as his West End return was announced today. Lewis, who appeared in American Buffalo at Wyndham’s last year, will star in a new production of Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
Lewis, 45, is based in north London with McCrory, 48, and their two children — daughter Manon, 10, and son Gulliver, eight.
The actor spoke exclusively to the Standard from New York, where he is filming the second series of Wall Street drama Billions.
He said: “We just muddle along —there’s no formula. We take it week by week and month by month and day by day. It’s a great adventure. We’re always busy but it’s always fun. You just have to hope your kids don’t ask for a lot of expensive therapy when they’re 18!”
He said he and Peaky Blinders star McCrory, who most recently appeared on stage in a critically acclaimed production of The Deep Blue Sea at the National, give each other tips — but only a few. “We are quite careful about offering too much advice,” he said. “We do cautiously help each other out.”
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