I’m almost hysterical at the thought of making people cry with joy 30-odd years after Cary and I did our stuff. I’ve certainly shed tears at An Affair to Remember, even though I know all the tricks of movie magic that went into it. Believe me, Cary and I knew how to kiss. When we did a love scene, we may not have been trying to swallow each other but, for those brief moments, we just loved each other.
An Affair To Remember. Did you ever see it? Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. She’s gonna meet him at the top of the Empire State Building… only she got hit by a taxi. And he waited and waited. And it was raining, I think. And then… she’s too proud to tell him… that she’s, uh… [starts to cry] crippled. And he’s too proud to find out why she doesn’t come. But he comes to see her anyway. I forget why, but, oh… Oh, it’s so amazing when he comes to see her because… [crying more] he doesn’t even notice that she doesn’t get up to say hello. And he’s very bitter. And you think that he’s just gonna walk out the door… and never know why she’s just lying there, you know, on the couch… with this blanket over her shriveled little legs. [sobbing] Suddenly he goes, “I already sold the painting.” And he like goes to the bedroom… and he looks and he comes out and he looks at her and he kind of just… They know and then they hug. And it’s so… [trails off crying]