"I meet Daniel Day-Lewis. He’s just sitting in a chair on the set. Now, I had been told that Daniel Day-Lewis was kind of an intense person. And he’s really not. He’s really THE MOST INTENSE PERSON THAT HAS EVER EXISTED ON THE PLANET OF EARTH. He’s not doing anything, he’s just sitting in a chair, and I am terrified of him as if a jungle cat has wandered onto the set, like- WHOA! What do we do! Are we supposed to move around a lot or stay perfectly still?! What are the rules of Daniel Day-Lewis?!"
— Paul F. Tompkins on meeting DDL while filming There Will Be Blood