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Billions Bosses Promise to Deliver High Yield Drama at Season 2 Premiere – Feb 14, 2017

‘Billions’ Bosses Promise to Deliver High Yield Drama at Season 2 Premiere

by Cynthia Littleton – Variety – February 14, 2017

Anna Wintour waited patiently at the bar to give Damian Lewis a hug just as he arrived Monday night at Cipriani in lower Manhattan for the season two premiere of “Billions.”

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The Vogue editor-in-chief was among the high net worth guests who turned out to toast the Wall Street-themed drama’s Feb. 19 return on Showtime. Knicks coach Phil Jackson and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft also made the rounds at the screening and party, appropriately held at the venue across the street from Wall Street’s iconic charging bull sculpture.

Showtime CEO David Nevins gave a shout-out to co-creators and showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien for their deft touch in delivering the “Billions” mix of sudsy drama and heady commentary on the 1% and their discontents. The show’s already large ensemble cast — anchored by Lewis, Paul GiamattiMaggie Siff and Malin Akerman — has been enhanced this year with such notable additions as Eric BogosianChristopher DenhamJames Wolk and Asia Kate Dillon. It took Koppelman and Levien a few minutes to call out all of the actors assembled for the screening — and to give a little good-natured ribbing to Giamatti for missing the event.

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Billions Celebrates Its Season Two Premiere in Style – Feb 14, 2017

Damian and Company

by Nicki Gostin – Vogue – February 14, 2017

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Billions, the Showtime series about a billionaire hedge-funder and a hard-charging U.S. Attorney, held its second season premiere in a perfectly apt venue—the ornate Cipriani in the Financial District, opposite the famous bull statue.

At the splashy premiere, where guests supped on Billions-inspired elit Vodka cocktails, Damian Lewis (who was slightly late because he was stuck in traffic after an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers) joined Anna Wintour, Eric Bogosian, Carla Gugino, Robert Kraft, Danny Strong, Jerry O’Connell, Maggie Siff and Malin Akerman.

Malin Akerman admitted that getting to play a billionaire’s wife has one delicious perk.“It’s quite exciting to wear these beautiful clothes,” she explained. “I’m a shoe and purse person, so they come in with these beautiful shoes and bags and we get to borrow them, so I feel pretty fabulous.”

Akerman said her favorite item so far has been a pair of blue suede Balenciaga boots.And as for personal purchases, The Heartbreak Kid actress explained that since she became a mom four years ago to son Sebastian, she doesn’t splurge on pricey items like she used to.

“I did buy a pair of Yves Saint Laurent little boots with fringe because they’re switching designers and I just felt like I wanted to invest in something that I’ll wear a lot,” she confessed. “They’re very expensive and there was a bit of guilty feelings as a mom, but I thought, you know what? I work hard, so every now and then I can give myself something.”

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