March 4, 2018
Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” is up for six Oscars…no thanks to Daniel Day-Lewis.
The 90th Academy Awards are but hours away, and as we all wait with squirrely anticipation, one can’t help but look at all of the nominees in each category and wonder, “Why is Daniel Day-Lewis such a bad actor?” You know?
It’s that same kind of sentiment you have when you’re in line at the DMV, or when your tax refund is like, $27.50, or when you pour milk into your cereal thinking there was definitely enough but there totally wasn’t, and now you have to basically eat sugary croutons for breakfast.
“Why is Daniel Day-Lewis such a bad actor?” It’s the “Thanks, Obama” of 2018.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that Daniel Day-Lewis has always been regarded as one of the greatest actors of all time—the Meryl Streep of acting, if you will, but that doesn’t seem to be the case according to one of the producers of Phantom Thread. In this video, Elise Barnett gives you an inside look at what it was really like to be on set with DDL.