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'Homeland' Star Says Obama Watches Show While Pretending to Work
Big Hollywood ^ | 12 Nov 2012, 1:24 PM PDT

Posted on 11/12/2012 4:05:18 PM PST by drewh

Homeland" star Damian Lewis has become quite chummy with the Commander in Chief. Seems President Barack Obama is a big fan of Lewis' Showtime terrorism-themed series, and the pair even communicate via email. A recent exchange, shared by the actor while appearing on a British talk show, brought up a long-simmering fear some Americans have about the president's religious persuasion.

During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show Saturday night, the Emmy-winning actor says the president wanted a signed DVD box set of the Showtime hit to give to the Teamsters labor union (the president has previously revealed Homeland is his favorite show).

Lewis says co-star Claire Danes wrote something along the lines of, ”I was a fan of yours long before you were a fan of ours.” But when it was the British-born Lewis’ turn, the actor says he jokingly wrote: “From one Muslim to another.”

It's fine for an American president to take time out to unwind with a popular TV show. But Lewis's interview also included this nugget, the kind of revelation that would have been a mini-scandal had Obama's predecessor uttered it.

Lewis adds that he asked the president during a dinner how he finds time to watch the show. “Aren’t you busy running the free world?” the actor recalls asking. Lewis, while impersonating the president’s speech cadence, says Obama replied: “On Saturday afternoons. Michelle, she takes the two girls, they go play tennis. I go into the Oval Office. I pretend I’m gonna work and I switch on Homeland.”

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1 posted on 11/12/2012 4:05:21 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

“Aren’t you busy running the free world?”

Ooh, that’s hilarious.

Is there a golf course called “The Free World”?


2 posted on 11/12/2012 4:09:11 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: drewh

What else can a pawn do?


3 posted on 11/12/2012 4:09:47 PM PST by TurkeyLurkey
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To: drewh
'Homeland' Star Says Obama Watches Show While Pretending to Work

[Said with my best Jackie Mason voice] So this is news?

4 posted on 11/12/2012 4:12:26 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: F15Eagle
On Saturday afternoons. Michelle, she takes the two girls, they go play tennis. I go into the Oval Office. I pretend I’m gonna work and I switch on Homeland.”

I assume POTUS is not a college football fan.

5 posted on 11/12/2012 4:14:08 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Dick Winters must be spinning in his grave...


6 posted on 11/12/2012 4:14:20 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: COBOL2Java

LOL Next he’ll be claiming it’s autobiographical.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 4:16:34 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: drewh
I pretend I’m gonna work and I switch on Homeland.”

Pure BS. We all know what Barry does with his free time.

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8 posted on 11/12/2012 4:17:21 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: drewh

I would have imagined, given his agendas, it would have been something ending with “...for the straight guy”.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 4:18:35 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: drewh; chicken head; null and void

Great. A British actor named “Damian” communicating with a guy who was called “president of the world”.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 4:20:46 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: drewh

This is NOT a relevant thing to talk about. I take breaks at work, esp. at night, to come to FR and other news sites to catch up on what is going on in the world (I have no windows in my office cave and the bear snores a lot).

It is the other 264 days, 23 hours, that I’m worried about.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 4:23:10 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: drewh

Hell, that’s nothing. he pretends to work when he’s working.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 4:32:43 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: drewh

Homeland is the biggest piece of CRAP hollywood has laid in quite a while and that is really saying something. The idea of making a american soldier turned jihadist into a hero is repulsive in the extreme. That the president of the untied states views it as his “favorite” entertainment is disgusting. I used to really like Dick Winters. I will never watch him in anything again. The list of actors I will watch is getting pretty short.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 5:17:50 PM PST by 1malumprohibitum
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To: 1malumprohibitum
I used to really like Dick Winters. I will never watch him in anything again. The list of actors I will watch is getting pretty short.

I used to really like Damian Lewis. No more. I thought he was intelligent; turns out he's just another ignorant sucker for Obama.

14 posted on 11/12/2012 5:44:05 PM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Kozak
Dick Winters must be spinning in his grave...

When did he die?

15 posted on 11/12/2012 5:50:21 PM PST by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: 1malumprohibitum
The idea of making a american soldier turned jihadist into a hero is repulsive in the extreme

Except, as the audience is in the dark about Brody's real ultimate intent, he can't be the hero, or even the protaganist. The audience POV is with the crazy lady from the CIA.

16 posted on 11/12/2012 5:53:12 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (A vague disclaimer is nobody's friend)
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To: Oztrich Boy

I don’t know if I agree. Maybe for the balance of season 1. Season 1 ends with him deciding not to blow up stuff/people as a suicide bomber. Pretty clear at that point what his intent is. No one can say they don’t know who and what is being pushed now. In a sane world this piece of shite would be a career killer. It would have received no audience and died early in the season with all involved too embarrassed to admit being a part of it.


17 posted on 11/12/2012 6:13:11 PM PST by 1malumprohibitum
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To: drewh

I'm the president and I get to watch Homeland. You can DVR the Benghazi show and watch it later.

18 posted on 11/12/2012 6:15:37 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: libertylover

Sadly, 1/2/2011. At least he didn’t see his screen alter ego turn into a total ass.


19 posted on 11/13/2012 9:14:49 AM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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