Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' gets its Mary Todd: Sally Field


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President Abraham Lincoln’s troubled First Lady will be played by Sally Field in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming historical drama Lincoln, DreamWorks has announced. Read the full post.

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  • Bobby

    Does this mean BROTHERS & SISTERS might not be coming back next season?

  • Prunella Von Schleidlhaagen

    And there goes my enthusiasm for this movie. Damn.

  • Meatwad

    Sally Field? Was Mary Todd 64 when she was married to Abe and did she have osteoporosis? I really thought her best work was when portrayed a man in Mr. & Mrs. Doubtfire.

    • D.B.

      Mary Todd Lincoln always looked old. Sally Field is a shade to old but, they’ll take care of that with makeup.

  • nancy droop

    Yeah, the role should totally go to Natalie Portman. Dakota Fanning? Or, to be on the money age-wise, Jennifer Beals, Downtown Julie Brown, Phoebe Cates, Lisa Kudrow, Elle MacPherson or Lisa Rinna.

    Cause Lord knows being the right age is all that matters.

  • John Tyler

    I’m yawning. I’m yawning some more and… ZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

  • D.B.

    Sally Field will be perfect. Am I the only one that is thrilled that Liam Neeson is not playing “Lincoln”? Daniel Day-Lewis is fuc#ing perfect.

  • bill

    Does anyone really believe this thing is actually going to happen? Hasn’t Spielberg been flirting with a Lincoln biopic for a decade now? I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • Michelle

    Sally Field, while a fantastic actress, doesn’t look ANYTHING like Mary Todd Lincoln. DDL is in the same boat. Ugh.

    • Chelsea

      I’ll give you Sally Field, but I think DDL has a similar bone structure to Lincoln. Not that it really matters, I’m more interested in them casting capable actors. I mean Joaquin and Reese weren’t exactly carbon copies of Johnny and June, but I thought “Walk the Line” was a great biopic.

  • Kelly

    I can not wait! I have been waiting ages for this movie – I remember when Liam Neeson was originally cast! But, Daniel Day Lewis is perfect -

  • George

    “You shot him! You really shot him!”

  • Wes

    Could we have another “You love me….you really love me!” Oscar moment in the making??

  • Jeremy

    can’t wait for this one. spielberg is da man!!

  • Laura

    Way too old to play MTL.

  • RainyAlaska

    We couldn’t get an American to play Lincoln?

  • Katie

    No, no , no. Mary Lincoln was pudgy and 42 at the time of the war. I like Sally but she is very slender and 65. Bad casting

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