Oprah to host Daniel Day Lewis and Steven Spielberg for Lincoln special
Published 30/11/2012 | 14:03
A special ‘Oprah The Next Chapter’ to be broadcast on Sunday night sees the talkshow queen chatting to actor Daniel Day Lewis about his life and roles.
The famously publicity shy actor recorded the show with director and good friend Steven Spielberg earlier this week
The 90 minute special sees Day Lewis and Spielberg talking about their collaborations, with Day Lewis giving a rare insight into how he immersed himself in assassinated President Lincoln’s life for a year.
Day Lewis is tipped for Oscar glory again for the role, after previously winning in 1989 for his depiction of Christy Brown in the Irish movie ‘My Left Foot’ and for his role in 'There Will Be Blood' in 2007.
The show will feature footage of the notoriously shy actor, who lives in Wicklow with his wife Rebecca Miller and his three sons Gabriel, Ronan and Cashel.
Harpo Productions, the company owned by Winfrey that also makes her show, contacted the Irish Independent to use a photo of the actor’s family, which was carried in the paper in 2009, when he received the freedom of Wicklow.
The actor talks candidly about his life and his friendship with Steven Spielberg, who holidayed in Ireland last summer
Winfrey also speaks with Sally Field from her new home in California. The actress discusses the emotional depths she tapped into for her role as Mary Todd Lincoln, how she fought for the part and her immediate connection with her co-star.
Field also talks about being plagued by self-doubt, her pride in parenting a son who is gay and the joy of entering the next chapter of her life.