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Sometimes, even Oscar mainstays like Daniel Day-Lewis and Meryl Streep need help getting into character for an award-worthy performance, especially when a role requires transforming into an eccentric fashion designer or the first female publisher of The Washington Post. Luckily, consultants are available in every conceivable field to help actors and productions perfect moves from triple axels to tennis backhands and nail such period-revealing details as notebooks and buttonholes. THR spoke to several of the experts who helped bring verite to the screen in 2017 by tracking down a 1970s Linotype machine, teaching Emma Stone to volley and helping Day-Lewis design a dress for his wife.
This story first appeared in a January stand-alone issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
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