Steven Spielberg drops off the first official shot of Daniel Day-Lewis as the titular character in Lincoln. In the accompanying interview, he dispels the rumors that Day-Lewis had immersed himself so much into the character that he started to disregard the modern world.
“Daniel was always conscious of his contemporary surroundings,” Spielberg says. “Daniel never went into a fugue state. He did not channel Lincoln. All that stuff is just more about gossip than it is about technique.”