For a moment, it looked the Oscar stage had turned into the Mount Olympus of acting.
And though he’s not known for comedy, Day-Lewis got a big laugh when he turned to Streep, who’d just presented him his third best-actor trophy, and said he’d actually originally been slated to play Margaret Thatcher, the role Streep won the Oscar for last year in “The Iron Lady.”
And, he added, Streep had actually been director Steven Spielberg’s original choice for Abraham Lincoln.
“I’d like to see that version,” Day-Lewis quipped.
Are they the best ever? That can be discussed ad nauseum, and probably will. But no one can say it wasn’t a very cool moment to see the two of them together on the Oscar stage.
_ Jocelyn Noveck _ Twitter http://twitter.com/JocelynNoveckAP
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