Jun 27 2014, 11:50am CDT | by Sumayah Aamir
Eric Segal’s novel Love Story was so much liked that it was made into a movie back in the 70s. It portrays a poor girl named Jenny that falls head over heels in love with a rich boy named Oliver. The actor and actress that played Oliver and Jenny were none other than Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw.
And although today they are in their seventies as far as age is concerned, it almost seems like not a single day has passed since that passionate time in the seventies when they acted together in that memorable film.
The got together to celebrate the times they shared on screen as a star-crossed couple one of whom dies in the end. The fact that the storyline and plot attracted a massive audience showed that people identified with the tragedy of the two lovers in the film. Love Story won many hearts.
The two discussed how they felt about each other during the course of the shooting. Ryan O’Neal especially had a soft spot for Ali MacGraw who has remained the spouse of Robert Evans and Steve McQueen before.
According to MacGraw on the other hand, the moment she finished reading the script she was hooked. And she also cried a lot after reading the novel. It was the sort of tearjerker that just has you using tissue paper after tissue paper till the whole box has been used up and you don’t know what to do.
A two and a half minute clip was recently made of Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw as they shared a light moment with each other at the ripe age both have reached up to. In one shot, they hold each other’s hand and Ryan O’Neal looks at Ali MacGraw with desire while she looks away with obvious modesty. It seems that the love the two had for each other was not just an onscreen affair. It was a love the embers of which never really died.
Source: Yahoo Movies
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