He starred in her 2005 film, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, which she wrote and directed.
In a 2016 interview with the Telegraph, she noted that they once had a disagreement on set, but “in the end, I had to go with my own instincts and he agreed… because he’s strong.” Miller told Vanity Fair that she never really thought of making movies herself until she saw Federico Fellini’s iconic La dolce vita after college.
In her Telegraph interview, Miller said male producers wanted her to “go away and be quiet” when she tried to make movies in the 1990s. Miller said she doesn’t like to think of herself as a “female director.” “The problem I have with it is that it’s potentially just another way to ghettoise us.
It’s the second-sex syndrome,” Miller told the Telegraph.
His last movie will likely be Phantom Thread, a movie set in the world of fashion directed by There Will Be Blood‘s Paul Thomas Anderson. While many actors in Hollywood bask in the glamour of that world, the 60-year-old Day-Lewis and the 54-year-old Miller famously led a quiet life in Ireland.
He lived in a tiny village in County Wicklow from the early 1990s, after he won his first Oscar for playing Christy Brown in 1989’s My Left Foot, until six years ago when the couple moved to New York.
News that Day-Lewis plans on retiring from acting was first reported by Variety.
There was no specific reason given, but his spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, told Variety, “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor.
She also co-wrote 2005’s Proof, which David Madden directed.
“Luckily we have circles of privacy outside of which we manage to act like normal human beings, more or less,” Miller told the Irish Independent in May 2013, when she was promoting her third novel Jacob’s Folly.
“When you’re writing, you tend to go into lockdown,” Miller told the Independent.
He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years.
This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.” Day-Lewis has won Oscars for My Left Foot, 2007’s There Will Be Blood and 2012’s Lincoln.