Steven Spielberg Recalls Memory ‘Burst into Tears’ On the Set of ‘The Fabelmans’

Steven Spielberg [1]Source made his first-ever late-night appearance on ”The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

In his first late-night appearance, Steven Spielberg shared with Stephen Colbert [2]Source a surprising moment from the filming of “The Fabelmans” [3]Source that moved him to tears, despite his extensive experience in the industry.

Despite his long and successful career in filmmaking, Steven Spielberg has been surprised by the impact of his semi-autobiographical movie, “The Fabelmans,” which has garnered seven Oscar nominations.

The film tells the story of Spielberg’s early interest in the industry, but even the accomplished director was caught off-guard when he saw Michelle Williams and Paul Dano portraying his parents on set for the first time.

During the interview, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the Academy Award-winning director reflected on the first day of production turned into an emotionally difficult one.

Spielberg, 76, recalled the first time he saw Williams and Dano dressed up together as his parents on the sets of The Fabelmans.

“I thought it was going to be routine,” Spielberg said.

“I’ve done it a million times. I know what the first day of shooting is like to get the cast assembled and to figure out the blocking of the first thing you’re about to shoot.” [4]Source

But he hadn’t yet seen Williams and Dano together in costume. When he did, something very unusual happened:

“On the first day of shooting, Mark Bridges came over to me and said, ‘I got Paul and Michelle here, in their hair, makeup, and costumes.’ And I was talking to I think Christy, and so I turned around and there was my father and mother, and I just bursted into tears,” Spielberg said.

Spielberg said Willams and Dano ran to him and embraced him with a hug and held him, overwhelmed with emotion. [5]Source


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