I thought some of my readers might be interested in an interview Oprah will be doing Sunday with Academy Award winners Steve Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lews and Sally Field. They are all part of the epic film Lincoln which is in theaters.
The episode will air on Oprah’s OWN network on Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 9:00 – 10:30 PM (EST). It’s part of her “Oprah’s Next Chapter” series. Check your local TV Guide for the channel.
Check out this brief video about the upcoming interviews, including Oprah’s thoughts about this incredible film. If you are reading this via e-mail you can see the video here, http://youtu.be/buYAeEbAVNI.
Here is some more information about the episode taken from a press release. Normally I write things in my own words but in this case I didn’t want to forget to include any important information.
Oprah Winfrey talks with Academy Award winners Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field about their collaboration on the feature film Lincoln in a special 90-minute episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” airing this Sunday, December 2 (9-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
In a full circle moment, Winfrey meets Spielberg at DreamWorks Studios in Los Angeles in the same studio building where she first auditioned for him for her role in The Color Purple. In an intimate sit-down interview, Spielberg shares with Winfrey the process of creating Lincoln and how he was moved to tears during filming. They are then joined for a rare interview with Day-Lewis for a fascinating conversation about his first-time collaboration with Spielberg, his yearlong immersion into the life of Lincoln and how together, with the rest of the esteemed cast, they created a “sacred space” on the set. Later, Winfrey shares in a heartfelt conversation with Sally Field from her new home in California. Field talks about the emotional depths she tapped into for her role as Mary Todd Lincoln, how she fought for the part and her immediate connection with Day-Lewis. She also opens up about being plagued by self-doubt, her pride in parenting a son who is gay and the joy she welcomes as she enters the next chapter of her life.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet I would strongly recommend it. I honestly thought I wouldn’t like the film at all because I have never been really interested in history. I was seriously WRONG. I LOVED this film!
You can read my review here, http://bit.ly/Qce6N7 (I shortened the link).
Here is some more information about the film.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones
Director: Steven Spielberg
Producers: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
Based in part on the book: “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
If you read my blog regularly or follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook you know I love the AMC series The Walking Dead. The season finale airs the same time as this special. I am actually going to watch The Walking Dead when it re-airs later on Sunday night just to watch the interviews with Oprah. That should tell you something. I truly do love this film and I hope that Daniel Day-Lewis wins and Oscar for his incredible performance.
*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the benefit and enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.