Sobieski’s cold call to Pacino seemed to last more than ‘88 Minutes’
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As introductions go, Leelee Sobieski’s first encounter with Al Pacino could have been better.
The actress, who stars opposite Pacino in “88 Minutes,” which opens Friday, went to his rented Vancouver, British Columbia, home for a cast meeting.
“I was coming down with a cold,” said Sobieski. “Here I was, sick and coughing and I really shouldn’t have been seeing anybody. But I show up.”
Pacino greeted her and asked if she was the director’s assistant.
“I said, ‘No, no. I’m working in the movie.’ He asked what part I played and I said, ‘I play Lauren.’ He looked me up and down. ‘That’s a really good part,’ he said and walked away. I was so intimidated and really nervous.” [More @ Boston Herald]