Pacino was close friends with Streep’s then-boyfriend, actor John Cazale, and to this day, the 66-year-old actress laments her decision to cook spaghetti for her future Angels in America co-star, who is the son of Sicilian-American parents.
“I cooked homemade spaghetti sauce,” Streep remembered with a self-deprecating laugh. “Somebody had told me once to put a carrot in the sauce. It was awful.”
The actress recalled stirring the sauce as her lip twitched anxiously during the dinner.
“I was so nervous because he was so famous,” she said with a laugh. “But, you know, people are people.”
The Graham Norton Show airs Thursday, April 21 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America.