Worthy of Emmy Attention
by Danielle Turchiano | Variety | June 17, 2020
Variety shines a spotlight on some male drama, comedy, limited series and TV movie performers worthy of Emmy attention this year.
“[To] Know the story you’re telling is an essential thing for every young actor to know. You can’t be liked in every role. You do things which are ambivalent. You have to know what part of the story you are there to fulfill. If you’re playing the a–hole, you’re going to have to be the a–hole. Don’t try to be liked because, ‘excuse the story.’”
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Billions MVP Awards for Season 5, Episode 7, “The Limitless Sh*t”
by Gingersnap | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | June 17, 2020
We continue to award our Most Valuable Players for Billions season five in a compilation post called the ‘Billions MVP Fanbook,’ which commemorates all those in honor of achievement for the utmostbrazen, uber shameless, ultra scheming, unmatched bad asses to date – from sports references, music and tasty food to pop culture remarks, shocking twists and ultimate paybacks. In case you missed it, here are the MVPs for episode one, episode two, episode three, episode four, episode five, and episode six.
Let us continue with that tradition as we award our Most Valuable Players (MVPs) for the mid-season finale. Here are the Billions MVP awards for Season 5, Episode 7, “The Limitless Sh*t.”
Continue reading The Unbeatable, Unstoppable, Unparalleled MVPs from Billions Season 5 Episode 7 Mid-Season Finale – June 17, 2020
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 14, 2020
Billions Season 5 will return with new episodes soon! Catch up on all episodes now! Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. Watch new episodes of Billions on Sundays at 9/8c on SHOWTIME.
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at “The Limitless Sh*t”
by Brian Koppelman and David Levien | The Ringer | June 14, 2020
Before getting into “The Limitless Sh*t,” Episode 7 of Billions Season 5, co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss the concept of high-end mental-performance-enhancing drugs; the difficult editing required to pivot into a midseason finale; crew superstars, including the line producer, key grip, and gaffer; obscure references; guest cast; and more (0:05). They next speak with actor-director David Costabile, who plays Mike Wagner, about directing as well as acting in Episode 7, figuring out who Wagner is as a character, old-school NYSE traders, and more (31:05)
Source: The Ringer
An Act of War
by Dana Feldman | Forbes | June 14, 2020
All is not fair in love and war. This is made very clear in the midseason finale of Billions. Of note, tonight’s episode “The Limitless Sh*t” was directed by the one and only David Costabile, better known as Wags.
Axe (Damian Lewis) wages war on Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) when he discovers his adversary has crossed the line. But this is just one battle Axe is fighting. He’s also very irritated by the deepening relationship between Wendy (Maggie Siff) and Nico Tanner (Frank Grillo) and we know what happens when Axe is unhappy about a situation: He finds a way to destroy it.
Continue reading Billions Season 5 Episode 7 Mid-Season Finale Recap: Forbes – June 14, 2020