It's the historical drama that is leading the Oscar race with 12 nominations, including best picture, best director, best actor and best supporting actress. So what made the movie "Lincoln" Oscar-worthy? In this clip from a recent episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter," Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field talk with Oprah about their experiences making the film.
Spielberg, on making the movie so intimate: "I don't know how else to make a movie except to try to find some aspect of the experience that I haven't done before. If I've done it before, I'm fearless. I need to wake up in the morning and get to the set and feel that I have an upset stomach. If I feel a little bit unsettled than I'm more able to rescue myself by taking risks and doing things that I didn't know that I was going to do that morning."
Day-Lewis, on having a year to prepare for the role of Lincoln: "...I have a fairly demanding family life. Quite apart from that, I knew that I would need that time. And it's been one of the great privileges of my life, and I don't expect to have a greater one, exploring the life of this man who I grew to love very, very dearly."
Field, on her role as Mary Todd: "As an actor I kind of always felt that Mary Todd would be somebody for me. I always felt it. So to me, the environment that Steven and Daniel had set up was without a doubt the most productive, protective, phenomenal environment, in that I personally felt like I had come home."
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