“I will never need to be a billionaire”
by Alistair Foster | Evening Standard | April 9, 2018
Damian Lewis has told how he and his wife Helen McCrory had to make the “difficult” decision to keep working while their children were young as they “need to make money”.
The 47-year-old actor insists his life is a far cry from that of billionaire Bobby Axelrod, who he plays in Sky Atlantic series Billions.
The star married McCrory, 49, in 2007 and the couple have a daughter, Manon, 11, and 10-year-old son Gulliver. Lewis said of his grueling filming schedules: “I must have made the decision that this is worth it, otherwise I wouldn’t be doing it.
Lewis has spent a lot of time in New York filming the latest series of Billions, and told Hello! magazine: “I’ve pretty much flown back and forth from New York to London every ten days for the last six months.
“It’s not easy to leave my kids but I tell them I’m flying back to work so we can have a nice holiday later on with all the air miles that I’m amassing.
“We muddle through but it is hard work. I must say, I’m getting quite tired of the departure lounge at Newark Airport.”
He added: “I think I have quite a Methodist work ethic in that it’s the work that’s important to me, not what I get paid for it. I’ve had one or two fast cars and we’ve just bought a second house in the countryside, which seems like quite an extravagance, but I will never need to be a billionaire.”
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