Best known for playing U.S. Army Major Richard Winters in the HBO miniseries ‘Band of Brothers,’ Bobby Axelrod in ‘Billions,’ and Nicholas Brody in ‘Homeland,’ actor Damian Lewis has just released his debut album ‘Mission Creep.’
When asked if people were surprised by his recent career shift, the UK-born actor stated:
“Er, yes… is the short answer. My close friends and people I’ve grown up with know that I play the guitar and sing.” “I have a history of busking in London and I used to go round Europe on my motorbike with my tent and play the market squares of the south of France and Spain, but I’ve been a professional actor and very focused on that for many years and I think it will be a big leap in people’s imaginations.?”
The superstar thespian mentioned that he’s been writing original material for the full length and even though there are a few covers on the LP, most of the record is his even though some of his previous attempts at composing were “frankly appalling.”.
Lewis added “I have [written for the album]. There are three covers on it but the majority of the album is mine. I had attempted to write songs before when I was younger and busking but they were frankly appalling and none of them have seen the light of day. Maybe that was a confidence thing, or maybe I was right and they were just rubbish.”
“You definitely can’t [come in at the top]. I want to be a proper gigging band. I want us to play smaller venues, get better, practice, learn what it’s like to be in front of a live audience.”
“I don’t feel more exposed as myself than I do sublimating myself to a role. When I’m on stage, I feel totally exposed. I’ve been on the end of one or two reviews when the critics aren’t always kind so being out there as myself, I don’t feel more vulnerable. I might be lacking nerve endings. We know our place. A small towel, some water and a bottle of tequila and I’m very happy.”