We’re usually in awe of Daniel Day-Lewis, but last night, he was the one caught off-guard. The actor was one of many enamored by President Bill Clinton. The former Commander-in-Chief made a surprise appearance during the Golden Globes.
Sunday night, The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, was the place to be. Hollywood — and some of the U.K. — came out to celebrate TV and film. One attendee, who shocked audiences at home and in person, was former President of the United States Bill Clinton!
Clinton took the stage and received a standing ovation from the A-list crowd. There were audible gasps as he stood at the mic preparing for his speech. What would a legendary politician like him be doing at a soiree like this? It turns out, Clinton was there to introduce pal Steven Spielberg‘s film, Lincoln.
The movie was up for Best Motion Picture–Drama, and his appearance was known to only a few. Star Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays the title character in the film, was in the loop but still in awe of his presence.
“Even knowing it, it was still amazing to hear him,” Lewis said. “I haven’t had a chance to find a corner somewhere and just reflect on that moment when he spoke about our film, and I was very honored to have a conversation with him afterwards and to hear his thoughts about the man about his achievements.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the whole Lincoln crew was honored to have Clinton speak on their behalf.
“I went to the correspondents dinner this year, and I dare say I felt utterly bewildered by that experience as he probably does about this, although he’s been around,” Lewis said. “It was an unforgettable thing for us that he took the time to do that this evening.”