Damian Lewis: Jay Z mention so cool

Damian Lewis: Jay Z mention so coolDamian Lewis is happy that his character from Homeland is mentioned by rapper Jay Z in his new track.

The 42-year-old actor who plays in the TV drama Homeland thinks that this is 'one of the coolest things that's ever happened'.

'Feel like a stranger in my own land/Got me feeling like Brody in Homeland', saysJay Z in his track.

'It's one of the coolest things that's ever happened to me,' Damian affirms for Britain's Esquire magazine.

'My natural habitat is quite a long way from, you know, a gangster rapper. So the fact I've somehow straddled popular culture to find myself name checked... From the RSC... To the Jay Z,' he mused.

Damian Lewis appeared recently on children's television series CBeebies.

The actor read the Bedtime Story segment but he admits his son and daughter, Manon and Gulliver, couldn't have cared less about the gig.

'I did that for my children and they couldn't give a t**s,' he admitted. 'I keep being called up by friends saying, 'Little Fifi saw you on that thing.'

'I say, 'If I can get any kind of reaction out of my kids that would be brilliant.' My son's more into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.'