'Homeland' Star Damian Lewis Considered Quitting Acting

WENN  |  Posted: 10/05/2012 08:42 Updated: 10/05/2012 08:42   WENN

Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis almost gave up on acting

Damian Lewis considered quitting acting following his flop 2003 movie Dreamcatcher because shooting the project so far from home left him feeling like a loner.

The film adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name was only Lewis' second movie, but the star power of Morgan Freeman failed to pull in viewers and it raked in just £46m worldwide.

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And Lewis confesses the experience alone was enough to almost put him off a career in acting.

He tells the Mr Porter website: "I was a young 30, very much on my own and a long way from home. We shot in Vancouver for five months, and I mostly just sat in my hotel room on rainy days not knowing anyone. I think it scared me off a bit."

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