'We don't think money is terribly important in our family': Billions star Damian Lewis reveals playing a rich man has had no effect on his own life
He's known for his role in Billions playing the ambitious manager of a hedge fund Bobby 'Axe' Axelrod.
But English actor Damian Lewis, 45, has revealed the lavish lifestyle led by his character is a stark contrast to the life he leads off screen.
Speaking to TV Week, Damian said that although he enjoys playing the role of a rich business man, money isn't that important to him or his family.
'We don't think money is terribly important': English actor Damian Lewis, 45, has revealed that playing a rich person in the popular television show Billions is a contrast to his regular life
'We don't think money is terribly important in our family.
'I spend money on my children's school fees, and I just renovated my house but I don't own a second home or have a yacht.'
Billions follows the power war between two hedge fund kings, Bobby and US Attorney General Chuck Rhoades played by Paul Giamatti.
Damian, also known for his role in Netflix series Homeland, has said he was reluctant to consider another US based-show with the hope of being home with his family.
Popular: Billions follows the power war between two hedge fund kings, Bobby (Damian) and US Attorney General Chuck Rhoades played by Paul Giamatti
But said: 'I went on instinct with Homeland, and Billions was a similar decision.'
Damian won an Emmy Award and Golden Globe for his role as Sergeant Nick Brody in Homeland.
The 45-year-old is married to fellow actor Helen McCrory, 47, with the pair living in Tuffnel Park north-west London.
The smitten couple share two children, one eight-year-old son and one nine-year-old daughter and often comment on the importance of family.
Loved up: The 45-year-old is married to fellow actor Helen McCrory, 47, with the pair living in Tuffnel Park north-west London
Damian made headlines earlier this year when he decided that he wouldn't send his children to boarding school calling the experience 'very violent'.
The awarding-winning Homeland star said he would not send them to board at that age because of the hardship that comes with living apart from parents.
'I went at eight and I think that's very hard. You go through something which, at that age, defines you and your ability to cope,' he told The Sunday Times Magazine.
'There's a sudden lack of intimacy with a parent, and your ability to get through that defines you emotionally for the rest of your life,' he finished.
Television star: Damian won an Emmy Award and Golden Globe for his role as Sergeant Nick Brody in Homeland
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