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Monday, February 25, 2013

Daniel Day-Lewis and Anne Hathaway

Did you watch the Oscars last night? I thought they were great! I think my favorite part was the Sally Field sketch. As I tweeted, "Just when I thought I couldn't love Sally Field anymore." It's refreshing to see such a talented and well-known actress not take herself too seriously.

What made the show seem more personal is that my husband and I got to see several of the Oscar winners and nominees during the past few months. As part of the writer's guild, we got to go to movie premieres and hear many of the actors and directors describe the filming process and final outcome.

One of the coolest experiences was going to see "Lincoln" and then hearing Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Steven Spielberg, James Spader and others describe their experiences.
Daniel Day-Lewis (far left) is known for his method acting, which means he's fully in character during the entire filming process. He acknowledged that last night, thanking his wife for putting up with him saying, Rebecca "has lived with some very strange men," since they married 16 years ago. He also called her a perfect companion. So sweet! When we heard him chat, he said when he finishes a movie, he mourns the loss of the character.

Steven Spielberg (second from right) said throughout the movie, he called the actors by their character names to help them stay in the moment. He also let us in on a touching moment in Day-Lewis's trailer after filming had wrapped. He said as soon as Daniel spoke in his English accent versus his Abe voice, they both started crying, knowing they had to leave Lincoln behind that day.

Here's Steven Spielberg describing the 16th President.


We also got to listen to Oscar winner Anne Hathaway along with director Christopher Nolan and actor Michael Caine at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. Many movie critics believe the movie got snubbed from any Oscar nods, especially since the movie's prequel, The Dark Knight, won several awards in 2008.
Two observations: Michael Caine is hilarious and Anne Hathaway seems a bit shy. Here she is talking about preparing for her fighting scenes in seriously high-heels.

Congrats to all the winners, especially Argo for Best Picture. What a great heart-pounding movie!

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