Here’s the first official image of Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln. Steven Spielberg’s biopic Lincoln is set to be released on November 16th. The word going around has always been that Day-Lewis is a fairly intense method actor, in that he takes the role and deeply immerses himself in it. Spielberg comments on that.
Daniel was always conscious of his contemporary surroundings. Daniel never went into a fugue state. He did not channel Lincoln. All that stuff is just more about gossip than it is about technique.
Via EW here is the full image of the 16th President of the United States.