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Damian Lewis Addresses James Bond Rumors

Damian Lewis Addresses James Bond Rumors

Damian Lewis looks sharp in his photo shoot for this week’s issue of ES Magazine, on newsstands now.

Here’s what the 45-year-old Homeland actor had to share with the mag:

On not linking in Donald Trump in the next series of Showtime’s Billions:Billions isn’t interested in going in after the current events story in an overt way. It’s authentic because it makes sure that the stories are authentic, believable versions of things that really happened: the deals that are made, the companies that are bought and sold, the asset stripping that goes on. So it is relevant and real and a reflection of what goes on in those worlds.”

On the James Bond rumors: “By the time they make a decision [on Bond], I’ll be dead. So no one need worry anymore. [He added, soberly, that he believes Daniel Craig will do another turn.]”

On his anger born out of boarding school: “I do have a temper. … There is a latent anger in a lot of people that went to boarding school at an early age. I was eight. And I loved it over the five years, but I think the adjustments for eight-year-olds are a lot. And I think it informs who you are for a long, long time. … But if you learn a mechanism that early to deal with situations that are foreign to you – trying to find your place within a group – you naturally suppress a lot of your own instincts. And I think exercising that amount of control is very clearly related to outbursts of anger later on.”

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