He texted Sally Field in character while making Lincoln
After 2007's There Will Be Blood, which won him his second Oscar and made him a milkshake-draining icon to a new generation of filmgoers, Daniel Day-Lewis probably could have done anything. That he teamed up with Steven Spielberg to play Abraham Lincoln isn't shocking -- he's always had a thing for playing historical characters -- but it was a little weird that he texted his co-star Sally Field, who played Mary Todd Lincoln, in character. You know, as Abe Lincoln, a guy who never texted in his life.
"He’d sign it, ‘Yours, A.," Field told Time. "I would text back as Mary, criticizing him for the waste of his time when he might have been pursuing something more productive.” Honestly, you'd think that if Daniel Day-Lewis was really staying in character, he'd throw the phone across the room in terror whenever he got a message and be like, "Curse you, devil machine!" It appears that even DDL has mellowed a bit in his old age.