Amy Poehler Shares Humorous Theories About Daniel Day-Lewis' Retirement, Tells Him "Don't Quit"
On NBC's 'Late Night,' the 'House' actress and her fellow 'SNL' alum joked they hoped Day-Lewis' news was just a misunderstanding involving chips.
Amy Poehler joked about Daniel Day-Lewis' retirement in her "Really?!?" segment with fellow Saturday Night Live alum Seth Meyers on Wednesday's Late Night.
But she wasn't done there.
The House actress admitted she's "obsessed" with the news that the three-time Oscar winner is done with acting.
"I love it because it's such a great Irish Catholic [thing,]" Poehler said. "Like, 'I'm going to reject you before you reject me. I break up with you!'"
Poehler also joked that Day-Lewis is going to return "as another actor and fool us all!"
"There's going to be some young guy on the scene who's in a bunch of indies," she said. "People are going to be like, 'That's amazing.' And we're like, 'That was Daniel Day-Lewis.'"
Meyers chimed in that it could get to the point where people characterize the "young guy" as "the next Daniel Day-Lewis" before the real Day-Lewis reveals it was him all along.
Ultimately though, Poehler and Meyers joked, Day-Lewis is quitting after some botched auditions.
"Obviously he's not getting the parts he wants, he's feeling nervous," she said. "We all go through it."
And she urged Day-Lewis, who played along with her and Tina Fey's E.T. joke at the 2013 Golden Globes, to hang in there.
"I love you, dude! Don't quit," Poehler said, addressing the camera. "I know this business is hard, bro, but don't quit. You got the stuff. You got it!"
She went on to speculate that Day-Lewis is watching while eating chips, perhaps wiping his palms as if he was calling it quits, and told him, "I believe in you. … Don't quit. We need you! Times are tough."
Her impression of Day-Lewis wiping off chip residue led Meyers to jokingly speculate that the whole thing might just be a misunderstanding.
"Do you think there's a chance he was with his agent and he was like, 'I'm done,' but he was just done with chips?"
Giggling, Poehler agreed that was the simplest explanation.
"I look forward to this 'It was chips' press release tomorrow," Meyers joked.
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