I'm so extremely grateful and glad that taking time out of his very busy schedule, the recently re-elected president of this country was able to make it here tonight," BAFTA honoree Daniel Day-Lewis said at Wednesday night's Britannia Awards as he gestured to an empty chair on the side of the stage.
"This is no satirical comment on [Clint Eastwood] or his politics," Day-Lewis explained. "But I have to say, when I saw him talking to a chair in front of a room full of strangers, I thought, I've got to try that. That's a challenge."
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