SEASON 2, EPISODE 215 | AIRED ON 12/02/12
Oprah sits down with Oscar® winners Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field to discuss their collaboration on the feature film Lincoln. In a full-circle moment, Oprah meets Steven at DreamWorks Studios in Los Angeles—the same studio building where she first auditioned for him for her role in The Color Purple. During an intimate interview, Steven shares the process of creating Lincoln and how he was moved to tears during filming. Then, they are joined by Daniel for a fascinating conversation about his first-time collaboration with Steven, his yearlong immersion into the life of Abraham Lincoln, and how, together with the rest of the esteemed cast, they created a "sacred space" on set.
Later, Oprah has a heartfelt conversation with Sally at her new home in California. Sally 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 Daniel, whom she calls Mr. Lincoln. Plus, Sally opens up about being plagued by self-doubt, her pride in parenting a gay son, and the joy she feels as she enters the next chapter of her life.