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Daniel Day-Lewis didn`t want to be mysterious

New York: `Lincoln` star Daniel Day-Lewis says his method acting approach is pure joy but he hasn`t deliberately set out to create an air of mystery behind his preparations.

The 55-year-old actor is known for his extreme mental and physical preparation for each film he stars in and while he has been labeled as secretive, he says the reason he focuses so much on every role is because he finds embodying a new character a huge pleasure of discovery, reported Huffington Post online.

"I didn`t go looking for that mystery tag, it was not my intention to create a specious air of mystery about what I do. But what`s misrepresented is the fact I take a long time preparing for each character because I enjoy the work and it pleases me to take time over it," he said.

"It`s pure joy. It`s a huge pleasure in discovery. It`s a game, and I`ve never thought to obscure that fact. But that image persists of some sort of lonely, strange figure going about an unholy business," he added.