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Malin Akerman on Working with Damian – April 25, 2018

Malin Akerman Talks to TV Drama’s Anna Carugati About Her Character in Billions

by Anna Carugati | TV Drama.ws | April 25, 2018

Source: Showtime

In a time ripe with women empowerment movements, strong female characters are perhaps more engaging than ever. Akerman stars as one such complex and powerful woman in the hit drama Billions. Set in the world of New York high finance, the show revolves around power politics as U.S. attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and ambitious hedge-fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis) use their wits and influence to outmaneuver each other. Akerman portrays Lara, Axe’s spouse who is anything but a trophy wife and acts as an equal partner in their relationship. Lara rose from humble beginnings to become a billionaire’s wife, and she isn’t afraid to do whatever she needs to do in order to protect her family or get what she wants.

TV DRAMA: What is it like to act with Damian?
AKERMAN: Oh, I love him! He’s a charming Brit; very intelligent. We have so much fun together! He’s a talented actor. I look up to him and his body of work, and he brings so many different nuances that you just have to be present with him and react to whatever he is giving. I’ve learned so much by working with him. I’m so happy that we get along so well because we play husband and wife. He’s a lovely, lovely human being—thank God.

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Video: New Billions ‘Character Perceptions’ BTS on Lara Axelrod – March 13, 2018

Lara Axelrod: Character Perceptions

Strong. Bold. Merciless. This is Lara. Go behind the scenes with the cast of Billions as they discuss the good and bad of Lara Axelrod. Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. Don’t miss the Season 3 premiere of Billions, Sunday March 25, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT.

Source: Billions YouTube Channel

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Finding Clues in the Billions Season 3 Trailer & Teaser – Jan 26, 2018

Billions Season Three: The Ultimate Pissing Contest Continues

by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | January 26, 2018

Source: Showtime

We kicked off the festivities for Billions Season 3 with a detailed coverage of Billions at TCA 2018 and now that we have an airdate, a trailera teaser and the new season poster, speculation rules until Season 3 premieres on March 25 10pm EST.

They edit the promos in a way so they do not give away much but a taste of what is coming. So “reading” them is not very different than reading the tea leaves, or in my home country, Turkey, the coffee cup.  Still, I cannot help dive deep into them, dissect them, try to put the pieces together and ultimately have fun!

A few seconds into the trailer we find Axe, in his own words, not hiding, not cowering, not defeated… However, indicted!

An indictment establishes, often via a grand jury, there is sufficient ground to charge a suspect with a crime. Then the suspect responds to the indictment with a guilty or a not guilty plea. I wonder if the short exchange between Axe and Orrin Bach implies Axe has already plead not guilty and they are discussing defense.

Axe (maybe talking about Chuck using Boyd to get to him): “What he did, it’s a fucking crime.”

Bach: “Maybe. But it’s not a defense.”

Source: Showtime

Axe’s disbelief in how he has ended up here is palpable. His frustration is all over his face. Does he still think he did nothing wrong? I doubt it. Whatever we may hear him say along the way, Axe knows he has taken the pissing contest way too far  and seriously fucked up along the way.

Once indicted, you are usually prohibited from leaving the state and you  need to ask for the court’s permission to travel. So now that Axe cannot go to Axe Capital in Westport, Connecticut as he pleases, Axe Capital comes to him.

Welcome to NEW Axe Capital Headquarters in New York! Continue reading Finding Clues in the Billions Season 3 Trailer & Teaser – Jan 26, 2018

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Damian Spotted Filming ‘Billions’ Season 3 in New York City – November 20, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Axelrod on the Set of Billions

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | November 20, 2017

Source: DailyMail

NEWS ALERT:   Our favorite actor was caught on camera! Damian was seen filming in New York City on the set of Showtime’s hit series Billions, along with Malin Akerman who plays his television wife Lara Axelrod.

As Billions fans know, we saw these two at the end of last season grappling with a strained marriage due to Axe’s business decisions and personal choices.

To research the current filming timeline a bit, showrunner and co-creator Brian Koppelman shared a photo on Instagram of the first table read of Billions season three back on August 30.

On September 4, Page Six reported Billions cast and crew celebrated a season three kick-off event with a high-end whiskey tasting at Mario Batali’s Del Posto restaurant.  And on September 28 it was reported Damian filmed an intense confrontation with Maggie Siff, who plays Wendy Rhoades, the in-house performance coach at Axe Capital.

Source: DailyMail

All seemed quiet in October. Then, on November 14, Koppelman tweeted they were almost halfway through shooting season three. Billions continues to shoot the highly anticipated third season with reports of a 2018 release.

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Secondary news source: DailyMail

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Billions Season 2 Dining Guide – June 2, 2017

Billions Season 2 Dining Guide

by Damianista – Fan Fun With Damian Lewis – June 2, 2017

Source: Showtime

The New York City dining scene, from its special occasion restaurants to yummy hole-in-the-walls, to city institutions and cozy neighborhood joints, make a memorable appearance in Billions season two.

And a big thanks goes out to Brian Koppelman, Billions producer and showrunner, for kindly answering a few of our restaurant related questions on Twitter.

Our dining guide describes each restaurant, denotes which episode it appeared, a picture of the scene, a link to the restaurant’s website, as well as its Yelp review when available.  Bon Appetite!

Source: Showtime

Episode 1: Risk Management

The one with Chuck kicking off the competition for the newly vacated Head of Crim 

Battery Gardens:  Restaurant/bar/beer garden serving American-Continental fare with a view of Statue of Liberty.

1 Battery Place, New York, NY 10004 Yelp Review

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