OBX Hospital employee plays role in “Lincoln”
Ted Ewald, interim facilities manager with The Outer Banks Hospital, was urged by his family to answer the call in Richmond, where much of the film was shot.
“It was an interesting adventure,” said Ewald. “They took my paperwork then asked if I could work without glasses. I said sure.”
Within a few days, Ewald was called back for a costume fitting.
“The entire process was orchestrated like nothing I’ve ever experienced,” Ewald said. “Each group of extras was assigned a handler who moved us around on schedule.”
Ewald was even given an identity, Isaiah Dodson from Arkansas, who voted against secession.
Because of his speaking role, which consisted of only “Nay”, Ewald was entitled to become a member of the Screen Actors’ Guild.
Ewald logged a total of over 180 hours on the set and was impressed by the hardworking Spielberg, who was either directing shots or editing film in his trailer.
“He’s a hands-on guy,” said Ewald.
Ewald enjoyed watching the cast members, such as Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, and Tommy Lee Jones interact with the crew and extras.
“The movie will premier in Richmond on Nov. 9th,” added Ewald. “Wouldn’t miss it for anything.”
The film opens nationally on November 16th.
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