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November 12th, 2012
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Gloria Reuben on taking role as civil war heroine Elizabeth Keckley in 'Lincoln': It was a 'no-brainer'

The new Steven Spielberg movie "Lincoln," starring Academy Award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, opens a limited run this weekend and is already getting Oscar buzz.

The movie tells the story of the final four months of President Abraham Lincoln's presidency, when he worked to end the Civil War. By then, it had already left 600,000 Americans dead and he had passed the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.

One of the characters in the films is Elizabeth Keckley, the former slave who was Mary Todd Lincoln's dresser and confidant, is played by actress Gloria Reuben. Reuben visits Soledad and the "Starting Point" team this morning to talk about the role, working with Day-Lewis and


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