Damian Lewis is in For ‘Life’
The Associated Press – Today – October 4, 2007
It wouldn’t be hard to feel jealous of LAPD Detective Charlie Crews.
He’s got millions in the bank, a huge house, no lack of female companionship — and a Zen attitude to keep him mellow.
On the other hand: Crews spent a dozen brutal years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit (his hefty cash settlement came from the state of California when his lawyer got him cleared). His marriage was over. And now that he’s back on the job, co-workers rudely speculate on why he returned — and don’t trust his motives. Nothing to envy there.
But Crews makes the best of life, and then some. That’s what “Life” is about.
“I wouldn’t wish anyone to go to jail for 12 years in order to have a life-altering experience, but that’s where it leads Crews,” says Damian Lewis, who plays him in the new NBC crime drama (10 p.m. EDT Wednesdays). “And it leads him to operate on a plane above everybody else.”
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