Skip To Content
    Posted on Jun 22, 2017

    Amy Poehler Laughs So Hard At Her Daniel Day-Lewis Theory That She Can Barely Breathe

    "I think he's going to come back as another actor and fool us all!"

    On Tuesday, three-time Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis announced his retirement from acting.

    Jason Merritt / Getty Images

    Lewis gave no explanation for his sudden and unexpected retirement, so many fans began to speculate.

    What if Daniel Day-Lewis announced that he is retiring from acting as research for a role where he plays an actor w…

    [White House] TRUMP: I'm announcing my retirement "From the presidency?!" TRUMP: No, *removing mask*... DANIEL DAY-LEWIS: ...from acting

    daniel day-lewis: i am officially retiring from acting daniel night-lewis: [leaving house a few hrs later in hat and sunglases] I, HOWEVER,

    Well, after reviving a popular SNL skit during Late Night with Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler shared her own thoughts on the actor's retirement.

    View this video on YouTube

    "Here's my theory about Daniel Day-Lewis. I think he's going to come back as another actor and fool us all!" said the Parks and Recreation actress.


    "He's so good he doesn't even have to rip off a mask. He just rips his own face and changes it. And you're like, what?!"

    Amy continued with a special message for Lewis: "Daniel, if you're watching in bed right now — you're just getting your salt on, probably eating some chips — don't quit! We need you!"


    Seth asked, "Why do you think he eats chips before bed?"

    "When you quit things, don't you eat chips?"

    "Oh, I see. So it's all part of his, like, depression in leaving acting."

    "Yeah, I think he's just going like this (*dusts hands*), but he's wiping chips off."


    That's when the SNL alums came up with this mind-blowing theory:

    "Do you think there's a chance he was with his agent and he said 'I'm done,' but he was just done with chips? And he just put out a press release and [Daniel] is like 'No, no, no, no! Just done with chips!!'"


    "It's the most obvious explanation! He was eating chips and he was done with chips and his agent put out a press release!"

    "That's what happened. Glad we got to the bottom of it."

    So, no worries Daniel — we've figured it all out.


    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form