Thursday, November 13, 2008

‘Life’ Actor Battles Fruit Addiction

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Life actor Damian Lewis has a strange problem: He’s a “fruitoholic.”

Lewis plays offbeat detective Charlie Crews on Life and his character is constantly chowing down on fruit.

Lewis has gotten so accustomed to the onscreen fruit feast, that he’s become addicted to fruit and finds himself munching on the healthy snack even between takes.

Despite the wealth of junk food options available at the craft services table, Lewis usually dives for a piece of fruit instead.

And it’s not just standard apples, oranges, and bananas.

Lewis has become a connoisseur of exotic fruits, since that’s what his character always eats.

He explains, “The normal fruits have been left for exotic ones like African Horned Melon, strange pears, kumquats, and guava.”

However, Lewis dreads when his character has to eat papaya because that’s the one fruit he doesn’t like.

He says, “Papaya is my least favorite fruit. It smells weird.”

Life airs Wednesdays on NBC.

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