Ewan McGregor has a wishlist of actors he’d love to work with: Johnny Depp. Kate Winslet. Rebecca Hall. But there’s one actor he’s not sure about: Daniel Day-Lewis.
The actor told The L.A. Times that he’s so intimidated by Day-Lewis’ talent, he’s actually considered giving up acting.
“Whenever I watch him, I think, ‘What’s the point? There’s no point in carrying on. That’s it.’”
The star went so far as to burn his actor’s union card after watching In the Name of the Father, Day-Lewis’ Oscar-nominated film about a man falsely implicated in an IRA bombing.
“I remember watching In the Name of the Father and coming out of the cinema and burning my equity card and going, ‘I’m finished.’ There’s no way I can ever be that good, and it’s so depressing.”
Day-Lewis is known for his intense, dramatic performances, while McGregor’s career has spanned musicals, comedies and quirky indies. Ironically, Day-Lewis seems to be taking a page from the Moulin Rouge star’s career for his next project: he’s the lead in the the musical Nine, also starring Nicole Kidman.
someone make this happen, daniel and ewan together in a movie. i never get what i want. someone make this happen, please. make me happy at least once before i die.