Actor Damian Lewis, who stars on Showtime’s addictive drama-thriller, Homeland, opened up to Men’s Journal magazine about his life both on and off the set.
In the October issue on newsstands now, the actor says he feels the writers are want to kill off his character, former POW Nicholas Brody, for creative and artistic reasons.
“There are so many compelling and devastating story lines that would just be great TV and theater. The more compromised storytelling is to keep him alive and to keep him bubbling along somehow. It’s the executives who write that version,” he says in the cover article.
The series stars Claire Danes as CIA agent Carrie Mathison, and Damian notes that he takes special care in making sure his co-star’s husband isn’t uncomfortable with any of their onscreen relations.
“I take it very seriously if someone’s husband is coming into a situation where his wife is doing intimate work with another man. I go out of my way to make friends and to reassure him he has nothing to worry about. That just seems to me like a good common courtesy.”
The British born, who is based in London, England, goes on to say that he misses his children dearly when he crosses the pond to shoot in America.
“You live with the burden of being gone, that guilt, for the rest of your life,”; he admits. “And you will rationalize it in all kinds of ways, and I’m really proud that my son and daughter can see that Dad’s working hard, making success at what he does. You actually have concrete things you can show them.”;