8:30pm – Monday, April 9 on TV 3

Not only is 3’s Homeland a hit with audiences and critics alike, but it is also President Barack Obama favourite television series! Homeland screens on Monday, April 9 th at 8:30pm on 3. An encounter with Homeland star Damian Lewis may rattle the nerves of many a fan, but it was Lewis who had to keep his composure when he recently met one of the series’ most unabashed admirers – President Obama. “It was a sensational, unforgettable evening,” Lewis says of his recent visit to the White House. The British actor was invited to attend a state dinner honouring England’s Prime Minister David Cameron on March 14 and was surprised to get some quality face time with the president, who made headlines when he admitted that 3’s critically hailed terrorism drama was one of his favourite shows.

“I went down onto the South Lawn into the marquee with my wife and we were looking for Table 20, and we thought we’d be by the toilets or something. And it turned out we were sitting directly opposite the President at his table,” reveals Lewis. “We were sort of like guests of honour. The whole thing was very surreal and remarkable.”

Lewis says that President Obama asked him about the series, “not in any great detail, but I did sort of joke with him that the creators of the show had asked him to give us a heads up on any foreign policy moves so that we could just stay current with season two. And he looked me straight in the eye and said, ‘I’ll be sure to do that’. Didn’t bat an eyelid. I found he had a great sense of humour.”

Make sure not to miss President Barack Obama’s favourite sseries when Homeland continues on Monday, April 9 th at 8:30pm on 3.

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