Backstage, Daniel Day-Lewis was asked to expand on his shout-out to Leonardo DiCaprio in his decision to play President Lincoln.
"Leo, just in a chance meeting, asked me if I'd given up on the idea because he knew that I'd considered it a while ago . . . I hadn't thought about it for a long time, maybe some years, and he said, 'Don't give up on it. He's the greatest man of the 19th century.' And it stayed in my mind. So this is all Leo's fault."