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Daniel Day-Lewis Wants to Make Dresses Forever

Hot on the heels of the announcement that he’s done with acting, Daniel Day-Lewis has started to open up about his future career. The thespian is one of the most famous method actors of all time, and it seems he’s finally found a role that he’s gotten lost in. No, it’s not being the U.S. president, unfortunately. It’s his latest, and last, role.

Day-Lewis’s next film is Phantom Thread. “Set in the fashion world of 1950s London, a dressmaker is commissioned to design for members of high society and the royal family.” Friends of Day-Lewis say he’s been waiting to go out on a high note, and this is it. Apparently.

“He’s so method, it takes him three years to prepare for a role,” one friend said of him. “He was telling friends he really wanted to go out with a bang.”

It sounds like Day-Lewis wants to get lost in that world of dressmaking for the rest of his life. Uh, good on you dude. I guess. He did work as a shoemaker for a bunch of years, so him taking time off isn’t without precedent. I guess it made him happy, and he wants to go back to those days. Still, the mind of this guy is completely alien to me. But you do you boo.

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