She had met John Cazale, the crane-like character actor best known for playing Fredo Corleone in the in the summer of 1976.
"Got caught mingling on the way to the loo during a commercial break..
took the first seat available, happens to be right next to Steven Spielberg," she tweeted.
The ensuing custody battle, which gives the novel its title, lays bare the ugliness of divorce proceedings and the wounds they allow people to inflict on each other.
even hit the bookstores, the manuscript fell into the hands of Richard Fischoff, a young film executive who had just accepted a job with the producer Stanley Jaffe.
He has a wife, Joanna, and a little boy named Billy.
In the early chapters, their marriage is portrayed as superficially content, with wells of ennui underneath.
No one was yet calling people like the Kramers “yuppies,” but their defining neuroses were already in place.
Jaffe took the novel to the director Robert Benton, best known for co-writing On the first day of principal photography, everything was hushed on the Twentieth Century Fox soundstage at 54th Street and 10th Avenue in Manhattan.
Quite frankly I don’t know how much I got paid.”Streep then whispered to the journalist, “I got more than him”, though she appeared to be joking.
She later added: “I actually don’t know whether we have [been paid the same].“I would be very p****d off [if not] and I’m going to find out later.”Hanks said: “You worked more than me, so you should.“Let’s find out.
Ted and Joanna Kramer, Fischoff thought, were like Benjamin and Elaine in 10 years later, after their impulsive union has collapsed from the inside.