Last week, we revealed the news that Daniel Day-Lewis had decided to retire from acting (again). His people released a statement to Variety confirming the news:
Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.
Fans across the world were shocked and saddened by the news, as the three-time Oscar winning actor had appeared in some of the most prolific movies of the 20th and 21st centuries. But it’s not all doom and gloom, as Daniel’s last movie will be released at Christmas this year. This movie, which is reportedly called Phantom Thread, will feature Day-Lewis as a dressmaker in 1950s London who is drafted to make the elegant clothes of high-society London.
However, this new role seems to have sparked a new passion for Daniel, as it’s reported his decision to quit acting came from new-found desire to pursue a career in dressmaking. Yep. To be fair, he has always been rather dapper himself.
Although this is only a rumor at the moment, we wouldn’t be surprised if there was truth to it. As a talented method actor, Day-Lewis spends a huge amount of time researching and practicing for his roles – which for this role would be almost three years. It’s no wonder he suddenly has a passion for sewing clothes. Who knows, he may be the next big thing in dressmaking! Watch this space.