Monday, June 26, 2017

June Spawned A Monster

This week English actor Daniel Day-Lewis held a press conference, in which he officially announced his retirement from the acting profession. Day-Lewis, a three time Oscar™ winner, thanked his many fans, stating that he was "immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years." 

The sixty year old star's final film will be Paul Thomas Anderson's drama Phantom Thread, which premieres this December. Day-Lewis and Anderson previously worked together on 2007's There Will Be Blood.

When asked about the reasons for his retirement, Day-Lewis said, "I feel I've accomplished everything I can in the world of cinema, playing a wide diversity of characters from Christy Brown (in 1989's My Left Foot) to Abraham Lincoln (in 2012's Lincoln). Therefore I feel it's time I put acting behind, so I can concentrate full-time on my musical career as my alter-ego, Morrissey"

Day-Lewis adopted the fictional persona of Morrissey in the early 1980s, and became the front man for British alternative rock band The Smiths from 1982 to 1987. He then split with the band and launched a successful solo career in 1988, recording such hits as Suedehead, Every Day Is Like Sunday, The Last Of The Famous International Playboys, Interesting Drug, Ouija Board, Oujia Board, November Spawned A Monster and We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful.

Day-Lewis refused to answer any questions from the assembled press, instead slipping into his "Morrissey" persona and launching into an impromptu, acapella rendition of his latest single, Kiss Me A Lot.

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