Daniel Day Lewis is insane!
So apparently Daniel Day-Lewis is completely bughouse. If that's what it takes to get the job done (and he really gets the job done in THERE WILL BE BLOOD, now playing at the Alamo Ritz) I wish bitchy newspaper feature writers would just get over it.
Still it was odd to hear it on Friday night at a packed screening from actor Russell Harvard that Day-Lewis would urinate whenever and wherever he felt like it on the set. Was that a way of getting into the mindset of the fiercely territorial Daniel Plainview? Don't know. Don't care. It's a performance of amazing power.
We often say go and see it on the big screen because the sets or scenery are particularly magnificent. In this case you have to see it on the big screen so you can appreciate the nuances of the great central performance. Stunning.