Why does Daniel Day-Lewis take such long breaks between roles?
A good example of a Daniel Day Lewis acting break would be the very long one he took between The Boxer and Gangs of New York. During that time, he was an apprentice to a cobbler in Florence, Italy. Why does he do it?
“I like taking a long time over things, and I believe that it’s the time spent away from the work that allows me to do the work itself. If you’re lurching from one film set or one theater to the other, I’m not sure what your resources would be as a human being.”