Daniel Day-Lewis Sent Carey Mulligan a Handwritten Note

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In these techy days of cell phones, email, and text messaging, traditional letters seem to be hopelessly left in the dust.

That is, unless you’re Daniel Day-Lewis.

In the latest Harper’s Bazaar, British actress Carey Mulligan tells a tale of how the Oscar winner put pen to paper to compose her a heartfelt message after the two met at the British Independent Film Awards a few years back.

“He wrote me this beautiful handwritten note a couple of weeks afterwards just saying how nice it was to meet me and that he’d like An Education,” she recalled in the glossy’s June issue, which she covers in a classic style and grace.

Mulligan has worshiped Day-Lewis even since her grade-school days at Woldingham, the girls boarding school she attended in Surrey, England. As an aspiring actress testing the thespian waters, she played John Proctor in the school production of The Crucible, the very same part helmed by Day-Lewis in the 1996 film adaptation of the classic play.

So when Mulligan received a special piece of snail mail from her acting hero, she was sure to cherish it.

“His penmanship was beautiful,” she added. “The note was the most beautiful thing. If my house was burning down I would save that. It is so precious.”

Well isn’t that something. We dig your style, DDL.