A few weeks back came the astonishing news that legendary actor Daniel Day-Lewis was retiring from the world of acting with Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film this year marking his final screen performance.
Today, The New York Post is reporting that the actor has found his new calling – haute couture. The paper says Day-Lewis has been thinking about giving up acting for at least three years now, and found a new passion filming his role as a dressmaker in Anderson’s project currently going by the working title of “Phantom Thread”.
Day-Lewis will reportedly do press rounds for the 1950s London fashion world-set film, but after that he ‘will no longer be working as an actor’ as his previously issued statement declared. He will then segue into the dressmaking business.
Day-Lewis previously went into semi-retirement in 1997 following “The Boxer” and learned shoemaking in Italy. Five years later he returned for “Gangs Of New York”. Even so, this announcement of retirement seems more definitive.
No footage or stills from “Phantom Thread” have been released to date, with Focus Features slated to open the film on Christmas Day.