After a long absence from the public eye, renowned actor Daniel Day-Lewis has been photographed for the first time in four years, sporting a surprising new hairstyle.
The star of “Lincoln” appeared unrecognizable as he chatted on an old-style flip phone, dressed in a blue tracksuit, a black trucker hat, and matching sneakers.
On a subsequent outing in the West Village, the 66-year-old actor was seen holding hands with his wife, Rebecca Miller, during a casual walk. Day-Lewis wore yellow sweatpants, a black hoodie, a striped shirt, and a trucker hat for their leisurely stroll.
Famous for his immersive method of acting and commitment to his craft, Day-Lewis declared his retirement in June 2017, shortly after the release of his film “Phantom Thread.”
In a later interview with W magazine, he revealed his struggle with finding the meaning and value in his work. He expressed that although the audience’s belief in his performances should be satisfying, he no longer found it fulfilling.
While it was unusual for the Golden Globe winner to release a statement about his career-ending, he felt compelled to draw a line and follow his instinct. Day-Lewis acknowledged that throughout his life, he had frequently contemplated quitting acting, but this time the urge became overwhelming and necessary.
This isn’t the first time Day-Lewis has taken a break from acting. After completing his role in “Lincoln” in 2012, he temporarily stepped away. He also famously pursued shoe cobbling in Florence, Italy, from 1997 to 2000.
Day-Lewis’s illustrious career includes acclaimed performances in movies such as “There Will Be Blood” and “The Boxer.”