Remember that photo the other week of Daniel Day Lewis taking a break from working on Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” biopic? At the time a lot of people were commenting about how well the actor was made up to look like the famed former U.S. President. It turns out that wasn’t make-up.
“That’s not actually his Lincoln beard, that’s just what he looks like right now. He wasn’t in hair, makeup, wardrobe, or anything when that picture was taken. He had just gone out that evening, he was just having dinner, and someone snapped a photo of him. But doesn’t he look like Lincoln in blue jeans? I had friends who called me going, ‘Oh my God, oh my God, it looks like Lincoln!’ It’s pretty remarkable when you look at that photo, and you say, ‘Oh my God, he really embodies Lincoln,’ because he does” producer Kathleen Kennedy told The Playlist during promotion for “The Adventures of Tintin” and “War Horse”.
Kennedy also confirmed that with the film focusing on the last few months of Lincoln’s life and the pushing of the 13th Amendment through Congress, there will be “no war scenes, we’re not doing the Civil War.”
Instead they are “primarily basing the story out of Washington” with many scenes being shot in the antechambers of the capitol building in Richmond, Virginia which will double as the White House and Congress.