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#332....."LEWIS COLLINS"

I have recently been reading an interview with Lewis taken as he prepares to bow out of his role as Bodie and the final episode of The Professionals was being filmed. I love to imagine what he says in this part of the interview and how they both felt on giving up the characters that we love so much.



SO, HOW DID HE FEEL ON THIS RATHER SAD OCCASION

"Numb, and a bit relieved to tell the truth. I've nothing against The Professionals but we've been doing nothing else for the past four years and it feels like five or more now.

Martin and i had a serious talk the other day - we don't often talk too seriously you know - and we realised we've shared a lot of laughs and had quite a few touching moments too. It may have been a difficult four years in many ways but that didn't have anything to do with my companions" (Lewis Collins)

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grey853
Jan. 11th, 2018 11:34 am (UTC)
I've not read that interview, so thanks. Thanks for the picture, too. It's very fitting.
msmoat
Jan. 11th, 2018 02:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, lovely--both the photo (which is one of my all-time favorites) and the interview snippet. I completely understand being ready to move on, and, especially as an actor, feeling "stuck" in a role. But it is lovely to hear that he was feeling a bit of loss, too, and realizing how many good times there were. Thank you for sharing!
cim3745
Jan. 11th, 2018 02:41 pm (UTC)

Thank you for this likeable picture. Love the last sentence of the interview.

heliophile_oxon
Jan. 11th, 2018 05:49 pm (UTC)
I love this - the image and the quotation! I do like to think of them valuing what they shared - that great spark between them, of course, and the laughs and touching moments too :-)
merentha13
Jan. 11th, 2018 10:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing this - a wonderful picture and a wonderful quote.
freetraveller15
Jan. 12th, 2018 10:46 am (UTC)
That's a lovely quote, and a lovely photo. I like to think he remembered and valued the shared laughs and the touching moments spent while filming the series, despite the gruelling schedule and not being able to work on any other role for four-five years...
Thank you!

Edited at 2018-01-12 10:46 am (UTC)
sw33n3y
Jan. 12th, 2018 04:08 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful Lew/Bodie photo! I also enjoyed the interview excerpt. It's interesting to hear his thoughts, at that moment in time.

Thank you for sharing this! :D
watteaux
Jan. 13th, 2018 01:34 am (UTC)
This plus Martin and Lewis having dinner that time makes me happy :)

Thank you for posting!
silver_cyanne
Jan. 15th, 2018 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this, I hadn't seen the interview and I've always liked that picture. I imagine the ending must have been bittersweet.
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