Categories Behind the Scenes Billions

Another Billion Dollar Day – Sept 13, 2018

Axe and Wags Together Again

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 13, 2018

Source: Instagram @mere_diamond

Damian Lewis and David Costabile pose for a picture at the Carlyle Hotel in New York on Thursday evening, September 13, 2018. Costabile plays Wags, Axe’s lieutenant and right-hand man on Showtime’s hit series Billions, which is currently filming season four.  Then later that evening, another photo surfaced indicating the filming had been occurring all day outside.

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Categories Behind the Scenes Billions

Billions Season 4 Table Read – Aug 27, 2018

Back to Billions

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 27, 2018

Billions is back! The first table read of season four was held Monday, August 27, 2018. According to co-creater Brian Koppelman’s tweet, he and fellow co-creator David Levien, as well as much of the entire cast read aloud the teleplay for episode 401.

Actor Kelly AuCoin who plays “Dollar Bill” Stearn shared a sneak peek with us fans:

Source: Twitter @KellyAuCoin77

And actor David Costabile who plays “Wags” shared a photo of the kind of cake only billionaires would eat by stating:

“You’re damn right we eat cake with money on it on the first day back for Season 4 of Billions, motherfuckers!!!!!!”

Source: Instagram @david_costabile

Stay tuned as we bring you the latest developments!

Categories Behind the Scenes Billions Print Media

Billions Adds New Character to Season 4 – Aug 27, 2018

A New COO for TM Capital

by Rick Porter | The Hollywood Reporter | August 27, 2018

Taylor Mason Capital is getting some reinforcement in the fourth season of Showtime’s Billions.

Samantha Mathis (The Strain) has joined the series for a season-long arc. She’ll play Sara Hammon, the new COO of Taylor Mason Capital. She’s brought on board by Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) to help run the newly formed company and protect it — and Taylor — from Axe’s (Damian Lewis) aggression.

Taylor likely has good reason to be concerned, as the third-season finale saw the character leaving Axe Capital to start a new firm — with a few billion dollars in capital Axe thought was headed his way.

Read the rest of the original article at The Hollywood Reporter

Categories Behind the Scenes In Development/ Pre-Production Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Update – July 24, 2017

First Look at Transforming Hollywood Boulevard Back to the 1960’s

by Chris Nicolas | LA Magazine | July 19, 2018

About one year from today, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will hit theatres. Firm plot details are mostly being kept under wraps right now, but is rumoured to be split into thematic chapters in the style of Pulp Fiction – the story will take place in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969 at the height of hippy Hollywood when the Charles Manson cult was wreaking havoc. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor Sharon Tate, of the famed Manson Family murders. Even though the movie will deal with Charles Manson and the famed Manson Family murders, it’s been made clear that particular subject matter won’t be the main focus.

Damian has been cast in a small role as Steve McQueen but in what capacity, we do not know. For starters, the inclusion of Bruce Lee and Steve McQueen in the film is connected. Both actors were clients of Jay Sebring, a world-renowned hair stylist who was a major fixture in 1960’s Los Angeles. Sebring was known for bringing European hair techniques to America and he established a name for himself when he popularized the feathering and layering of male hair, which was dubbed the “Sebring Look.” Sebring helped Bruce Lee find work teaching kung fu to Hollywood stars, including Steve McQueen and Roman Polanski.

L to R: McQueen, Tate, Polanski

History states McQueen is said to have been invited by Jay Sebring to Sharon Tate’s (Roman Polanski’s wife) house dinner party, but he no-showed. Preparing to attend the dinner, McQueen ran into a female friend and decided to spend the evening with her instead. That night in 1969 would become one of the most notorious in modern American history: Tate and Sebring, along with two of their friends and Tate’s unborn child, were brutally murdered by the followers of Charles Manson. Spending the evening with his female friend saved McQueen’s life. His close call with death spooked him so bad that he went into a state of paranoia. His then-wife Neile Adams recalled that, after the murders, McQueen “became more paranoid and wouldn’t let me go anywhere without a gun.”

The facade of Jay Sebring’s former salon on Fairfax Ave in West Hollywood is being rebuilt. Sebring (Hirsch) reinvented the men’s haircut and the very image of a hairstylist. He was young and handsome and dated gorgeous actresses, including at one time, Sharon Tate. In the late ’60s, he owned a salon on the corner of Melrose and Fairfax that attracted a long list of celebrity clients, including Steve McQueen and Bruce Lee.  At the time, barbers charged around $1.50 for a haircut, but a session with Sebring could cost up to $25.

Source: Deskgram.org

As we wait for more information about Damian’s role as McQueen, let’s take a peek at additional set photos that are surfacing, as Los Angeles has been transported back in time. Store fronts, bus benches, theater marquee signs, billboards, neon signs and murals along Hollywood Boulevard and other West Hollywood thoroughfares have been gussied up to re-ceate the groovy, psychedelic era of the 60’s.

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Categories Behind the Scenes Billions Locations Guide

Billions Location Guide, Season 3 – June 25, 2018

Take the Billions Tour in New York City and Beyond

by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | June 25, 2018

Billions is a dream show, not only because our favorite actor Damian Lewis is in it, but also because New York, from its landmarks to its city parks and to its quirky shops, appears as a cast member in the show.  We particularly love it that Billions is taking over New York, the big film studio that it is, shooting all over the place, from Manhattan to Queens to Brooklyn to The Bronx to Long Island and to northern suburbs. So we have put together this Billions Season 3 Location Guide as a loving tribute to our most favorite place on earth and a heartfelt thank you to the show creators for writing a love letter to the city.

Hope you pick and choose and take your own Billions tour in New York City and beyond and give us feedback! In case you missed our Locations Guide for Season 1 and Season 2, you can check them out here and here. And don’t forget about our Dining Guide, Season 3.

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