Dear Steven,
It was a real pleasure just so sit and talk with you. I listened very carefully to what you had to say about this compelling history, and I’ve since read the script and found it in all the detail in which it describe these monumental events and in the compassionate portraits of all the principal characters, both powerful and moving. I can’t account for how at any given moment I feel the need to explore life as opposed to another, but I do know that I can only do this work if I feel almost as if there is no choice; that a subject coincides inexplicably with a very personal need and a very specific moment in time. In this case, as fascinated as I was by Abe, it was the fascination of a grateful spectator who longed to see a story told, rather than that of a participant. That’s how I feel now in spite of myself, and though I can’t be sure that this won’t change, I couldn’t dream of encouraging you to keep it open on a mere possibility. I do hope this makes sense Steven, I’m glad you’re making the film, I wish you the strength for it, and I send both my very best wishes and my sincere gratitude to you for having considered to me.
Daniel Day-Lewis’ Original ‘Lincoln’ Rejection Letter to Spielberg | THR

Flawless casting for Spielberg’s Lincoln

First Look: Daniel Day-Lewis as Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ | EW

First Look: Daniel Day-Lewis as Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ | EW

Set Photo: Daniel Day Lewis As Abraham Lincoln With Spielberg | Vulture
I don’t see any vampires?

Set Photo: Daniel Day Lewis As Abraham Lincoln With Spielberg | Vulture

I don’t see any vampires?

Two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis will star as the 16th President of the United States in DreamWorks Studios’ Lincoln to be directed by Steven Spielberg. The announcement was made today by Spielberg and Stacey Snider, Co-Chairman and CEO of DreamWorks Studios.


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At a press conference yesterday, Nine actress Fergie told reporters that, on the set of the film, her costar Daniel Day-Lewis was so immersed in his role that he left love notes in her dressing room from his character to hers: “I’d find this little note. I’d open it, and it would be Guido’s stationary. He would write me little notes as Guido,” she explained. “They were very cute and very charming.” But here’s the problem: In the musical, Fergie plays Saraghina, a prostitute Guido Contini meets when he’s 10 years old (her big scene is a flashback). Therefore, it’s doubtful that the adult Guido portrayed by Day-Lewis would even know Saraghina, much less write her love letters. Come on, Daniel — that’s some bush-league Method acting. [PopEater]

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