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Flash: Day-Lewis grew his own beard for 'Lincoln'

HOLLYWOOD — Here's a reveal that should surprise no one: Best Actor Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, famous for going to any length necessary to flesh out his film roles, actually grew a beard for "Lincoln."

Like he would have worn a fake one?

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Asked what it felt like to be wearing a beard during filming, a humorously incredulous Day-Lewis retorted, "What do you mean wearing it? Do you wear your hair?"

The questions got better after that, as Day-Lewis talked about his initial reticence about playing such an iconic American as our 16th president. Thankfully, he got over such feelings of inadequacy.

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