“According to what “sources” (so beware that this post belongs in the realm of hopefully-very-real-rumor) told the New York Post’s Page Six, Daniel Day-Lewis” plan to quit acting had actually been marinating for years.
I can only hope and wish and pray that one day Daniel Day-Lewis will gift my body with an exquisitely detailed fit and flare corduroy pleat evening gown. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.
The 60-year-old three-time Oscar victor confirmed the news with a statement through his official spokesperson and refused to make any further comments, variety.com reported. The new film will be released at Christmas and in it, Day-Lewis plays a dressmaker commissioned by royalty and high society.
And though the film is set to open on December 25, Page Six’s source says Day-Lewis will be taking his character’s profession with him on the road ahead; it seems extensive research led him to take up dressmaking beyond the world of a stunningly-filmed game of pretend.
Day-Lewis, who is the son of poet Cecil Day-Lewis and English actress Jill Balcon, is known for his meticulous selections.
The There Will Be Blood actor will apparently stick with the profession off-screen following retirement and become a dressmaker.
While this could just be the rumour mill going into overdrive, it may be legit.
It’s also worth noting that in the 90s, Day-Lewis took a break from acting for a number of years to work as a cobbler – so he clearly has a passion for textiles.