Spielberg: No Pelosi rebranding

Director Steven Spielberg isn't advising outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on her imagine, a spokesman for the Hollywood legend said Thursday.

A Spielberg spokesman denied a report in The Washington Post that Pelosi had sought out the director's advice as part of a personal rebranding effort.

"[Wednesday's] story regarding Nancy Pelosi made a reference to Steven Spielberg that requires a response," spokesman Marvin Levy told The Hollywood Reporter. "I can say as a long-time spokesman for Steven that he has made it his career to direct actors, not political figures."

The Post cited unnamed lawmakers saying that Pelosi had sought out Spielberg for advice.

The story more broadly, though, described how the outgoing Speaker, who will continue to lead Democrats as the House minority leader in the next Congress, has sought to reshape her image.

Pelosi's approval ratings struggled at times during the 2010 campaign season. Republicans sought to take advantage of her perceived vulnerabilities by making her a national face of the campaign. The Republican National committee, for instance, launched a "Fire Pelosi" bus tour in congressional districts across the country.