Extras on the set of “Lincoln” on Richmond’s Capitol Square last month. (Steve Helber/AP)

• There’s a payoff to letting Hollywood into your house. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell allowed Steven Spielberg to film “Lincoln” at the state Capitol and Executive Mansion — and the director, in return, cast McDonnell’s wife, Maureen, and daughter, Cailin, in small roles, he said Thursday on his monthly WVRA radio show. We’re told that in the first lady’s scene, she greets the president (played by Daniel Day-Lewis) on his way into a White House ball. The governor is not in the movie, though, and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling passed up the chance to make his big-screen debut because it would have taken to much time, an aide told our colleague Anita Kumar.

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