Daniel Day-Lewis, seen here working a pair of glorious wolf brows at the Santa Barbara Film Festival last night, has done over two dozen movies, has two Oscars, travels all over the world for his job and probably sometimes has to sign the left foot of fans who slobber on him in public. But even though Daniel Day-Lewis spends a lot of time with his kids, since he doesn’t act in movies back-to-back, they barely found out that he’s THEE Daniel Day-Lewis. They thought he was in construction! DDL said this to The Sun and The Mirror (via Digital Spy):
“Some actors work back to back because they have to, and I completely respect that. If financially I found my family needed me to do that then I would find some way of doing it. Thanks be to God I haven’t been put in that position. I may be very uneasy – truth is I’d probably sooner go and try and find work in the construction crew than make films back to back.”
Speaking of working in construction…
“[My three sons] didn’t even know what I was doing until a couple of years ago. In fact, my 14-year-old boy was asked what I did and he said, ‘I think he’s in construction’. That’s how much they know!”
Does DDL not have TV, internet or current day newspapers in his house? Does DDL keep his three sons locked in a tree house and the only living things they’re allowed to talk to are birds and butterflies? Are DDL’s sons Nell? I mean, how can you be a teenager and not know that Daniel Day-Lewis is your dad?!
But you know, I bet DDL’s kids didn’t only think he was in construction. During the late 90s, DDL always came home with black eyes and he cursed all the time while mumbling about prison life, so they thought he was an ex-con turned boxer. In the early 2000s, DDL grew a curly moustache, carried a butchered rabbit body and talked in a funny accent while threatening everybody with his knife, so his kids thought he was an old timey New York City crime boss. Then a few years ago, DDL always wore a top hat and every time he’d see a black person, he’d grab their hand while saying, “I will free you soon,” so they figured he was the 16th President of the United States.
And since DDL’s kids thought he worked in construction, we all know what he’s going to be in his next movie. Yes, he’s going to play a construction worker and yes, he’ll win all the Oscars for it.