Damian Lewis: Hollywood corrupts

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During the first London TimesTalks event organized by the New York Times, Damian Lewis spoke about his career and life in Hollywood and explained his decision to return to his native Britain.

The actor says he became disillusioned with the movie industry and believes Hollywood is ”corrupting”.

”I just didn’t feel I wanted to live in LA. There was still theatre that I wanted to do, there were a couple of big movies floating around,” Lewis said.

”I ended up choosing a movie about aliens exploding out of people’s bottoms – which might be a decision I take back – an adaptation of a Stephen King novel called Dreamcatcher.

”I actually ran away from LA slightly put off by that experience, not the film itself, but there seemed to be something bloated and something slightly corrupting about Hollywood. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it at the time.”

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