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“He said, ‘The lighting will be harsh.’ I said, ‘Fine. Let it be harsh.’ He said, ‘There won’t be prosthetics.’ I said, ‘We won’t need them.’ He was still reluctant. So I said to him, ‘Test me! You owe me that!”

Sally Field, 66, on begging Steven Spielberg to let her play Mary Todd Lincoln, despite being 10 years older than “Lincoln” star Daniel Day-Lewis and 20 years older than the character, in an interview with Capitol File.

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