TIL Daniel Day-Lewis listened to Eminem’s ‘The Way I Am’ every morning at 5AM to prepare for his role ‘Gangs of New York’ in 2002. He’s also a big fan of Snoop Dogg.

Read more: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/daniel-day-lewis-gets-his-knives-out-189914/

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  1. From the Rolling Stone interview:

    *Interviewer: I heard you listened to a lot of Eminem on the set.*

    ***Daniel: Yes, every morning around five, especially the song “The Way I Am.” I’ve admired him for a while. I’m always on the lookout for music that might be helpful to a role. It bypasses the intellect in a particular way. With this film, I realized I was listening to Eminem more than usual.***

    *Interviewer: What other music have you used to prepare for roles?*

    ***Daniel: Sinéad O’Connor certainly has helped me. Bach. Nirvana. Snoop Dogg.***

    *Interviewer: That’s funny, I’m interviewing him (Snoop) tomorrow.*

    ***Daniel: Are you! Will you, from this great distance, pay my respects? He won’t know who the fuck I am, but I think he’s very cool.***


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