We hear the mood on set is serious — which makes sense, given that Steven Spielberg has said his movie spans the last four months of Abraham Lincoln’s life. Maybe that explains why so many actors have been seen dining alone, lost in contemplation.
• Jeremy Strong, an actor with a theater-heavy résumé who was on CBS’ “The Good Wife,” ate dinner at the Roosevelt on Friday night, we’re told, as he rehearsed his lines to himself.
• Daniel Day-Lewis was seen Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Hill Café in Church Hill, sitting at the first booth by the door. “It was very exciting!” tipster Jennifer Rickman reports.
• Prolific actor Bruce McGill, who plays Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, dined at the bar at Bistro Bobette in Shockoe Slip on Oct. 18. (Our recommendation: the croque monsieur.) McGill also knows how to kick back, apparently. He was spotted at the Richmond Folk Festival the night of Oct. 15, wearing a Kangol hat backward and grooving to Cajun band Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys.
• David Costabile was spotted in Shockoe Espresso and Roastery on Sunday, Oct. 23.
• Now where, oh where, is Joseph Gordon-Levitt?