Damian Lewis

Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis as ‘The Odd Couple’? The 'Billions' costars have a laugh about that and more

Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis as ‘The Odd Couple’? The 'Billions' costars have a laugh about that and more

Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis are Serious Actors. They’ve played heroes and villains, presidents, soldiers and spies, and have been justly acclaimed for doing so. (Both have an Emmy to prove it: Lewis for “Homeland,” Giamatti for “John Adams.”)

But right now, in a hotel suite in Pasadena, the Serious Actors, who likely have stories to trade about appearing in “Hamlet,” are giggling. The lanky Brit and the bearded New Englander are a textbook example of getting on like a house on fire. Unfortunately, this camaraderie actually presents a problem for their work together on the Showtime drama “Billions,” in which they play tremendously powerful and...

61°