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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.
ali15son
Feb. 25th, 2018 05:42 pm (UTC)
i am sorry this is a late reply.

you are very welcome and i'm glad that you like the picture.
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!
ali15son
Feb. 25th, 2018 05:44 pm (UTC)
sorry for the late reply.

I love this picture also and yes there does come a time when the actor has to move on but i'm glad that he remembered the good times to.
cim3745
Jan. 11th, 2018 02:41 pm (UTC)

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

ali15son
Feb. 25th, 2018 05:45 pm (UTC)
sorry for the late response.

You are very welcome regards to the photo and the last sentence is beautiful isn't it.
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 :-)
ali15son
Feb. 25th, 2018 05:46 pm (UTC)
sorry for the late reply.

I love this image of him and the quote.It's good to know that the good times and the laughs were remembered as well as all the hard work.
merentha13
Jan. 11th, 2018 10:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing this - a wonderful picture and a wonderful quote.
ali15son
Feb. 25th, 2018 05:47 pm (UTC)
sorry for the late response.

You are very welcome as to the photo and i'm glad that you enjoyed the interview.
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)
ali15son
Feb. 25th, 2018 05:49 pm (UTC)
sorry for being so late in replying.

I love how much he remembered all the good times as well as all the hard work that they both put in to making The Professionals.
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
ali15son
Feb. 25th, 2018 05:51 pm (UTC)
sorry for being so late in replying.

I'm glad that you like the pic of Lewis and i am glad that he enjoyed remembering the good times as well as the hard work that was required from both of them.
watteaux
Jan. 13th, 2018 01:34 am (UTC)
This plus Martin and Lewis having dinner that time makes me happy :)

Thank you for posting!
ali15son
Feb. 25th, 2018 05:52 pm (UTC)
sorry for the late reply.

yes it's good to know that they did manage to become friends, especially over dinner as well.
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.
ali15son
Feb. 25th, 2018 05:53 pm (UTC)
sorry for the late reply.

You are very welcome, i'm glad that you enjoyed the interview, i love the thought of the ending between them, how they left as friends.
fiorenza_a
Feb. 25th, 2018 05:33 pm (UTC)

I always think it's sad that they didn't enjoy making it as much as we loved watching it.

But it's good that even then they recognised how much laughter there had been

Edited at 2018-02-25 05:33 pm (UTC)
ali15son
Feb. 25th, 2018 05:41 pm (UTC)
yes , i presume it was at times hard work filming The Professionals as i have read interviews from Lewis saying how he suffered from heart palpatations because he was that exhausted.

It is lovely to remember the good times too.

Edited at 2018-02-25 05:41 pm (UTC)
fiorenza_a
Feb. 25th, 2018 05:48 pm (UTC)

It can't have been a peasant experience no matter how much they were getting paid, you can see why neither signed back on.

I hadn't heard about the heart palpitations, they really should have taken better care of them.
ali15son
Feb. 25th, 2018 05:55 pm (UTC)
yes it must have been hard on them even though they were getting paid a lot of money.

Yes, he has often said how much the filming took out of him at the end of the day.
fiorenza_a
Feb. 25th, 2018 05:59 pm (UTC)

And it wasn't as if he wasn't fit.
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