"It was made more remarkable by the fact that as I was walking down with my wife to go and sit at the table, assuming I’d be by the toilets," Lewis said. Instead, "I sat opposite the president himself, at his table, next to Mr. Warren Buffett. And so it became an even more surreal, out-of-body experience."
It's a little ironic that an actor known for playing a terrorist would be seated near the president, no? I guess the Secret Service realizes that acting is a little different than doing.
The president made quite an impact on Lewis.
"He’s a charming, impressive, powerful -- obviously -- man. But he’s much more alpha male in the room than you think he’s going to be. When he first came into power," he explained, "all the dissenters were keen to point out that he looked good in a suit and he was a lawyer and he drank cappuccino, and where was the American guy? He’s really every bit the American guy, when you’re with him."
Lewis said that Obama didn't ask him plot details about the second season, because he wants to be surprised like the rest of us.