In case you've been living under a rock, you know that Phil Hellmuth has a love for the lights and camera of a television shoot like no other. Well, based on their Twitter feeds it looks like Hellmuth and fellow poker pro Brandon Cantu got themselves a little TV time this week, filming scenes for the hit Showtime TV series Billions.
The show which premiered in January of 2016 features a star-studded cast including Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, and Malin Akerman (pictured with Hellmuth) and dives in to the world of high finance and financial crimes. According to Wikipedia, the show draws inspiration from the life of poker industry villain, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York who successfully shut down online poker giants PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker in the United States on April 15, 2011.
We're certainly eager for Season Two after seeing a poker scene is certainly in the works for the show featuring Hellmuth and Cantu among others.
Phil Hellmuth Seems Impressed by the Stars of Billions
What time is it? What city am I in? Did I just sleep 3.5 hrs? 5:27 AM, Manhattan, and Yes! Here to shoot @SHO_Billions, 6 AM CPU CarPickUpFollow @phil_hellmuth
Man, actors work hard!! @Lewis_Damian hit the @SHO_Billions set yesterday at 6:30 AM, left 10:20 PM! Back before 9 AM... #BallerFollow @phil_hellmuth
Golden Globes & Emmy Award winner: and star of @SHO_Billions, Band of Brothers, Life, and Homeland has it together! My Ego would be flaring!Follow @phil_hellmuth
Brandon Cantu Wonders if He's an Official Actor Now
Doing filming for the show "Billions" 6AM NYC... Does this make me an official actor? pic.twitter.com/y3KRnWpZof— Brandon Cantu (@brandoncantu) August 2, 2016
What a day 16 Hrs of filming. I'll never watch a show the same again after knowing how much work goes into a scene.Follow @brandoncantu
Lead image via Phil Hellmuth's Twitter