On March 12, 1978, the man Meryl Streep had been dating for nearly two years died as she sat at his hospital bed.She had met John Cazale, the crane-like character actor best known for playing Fredo Corleone in the in the summer of 1976.He brought along a friend she had met once or twice—a sculptor named Don Gummer, who lived a few blocks away, in So Ho.Only weeks after losing the love of her life, she had found the second love of her life, the man who would become her husband. Corman wanted to counteract the “toxic rhetoric” he had been hearing from feminists, who he felt lumped all men together as “a whole bunch of bad guys,” he says now.From the beginning, they were an unusual pair: a pellucid 27-year-old beauty just a year out of the Yale School of Drama and a 41-year-old oddball with a forehead as high as a boulder and a penchant for Cuban cigars. Only months after she moved into his Tribeca loft, Cazale was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.When he was cast in the Vietnam epic Meryl joined the film, in part, just to be with him. A few weeks after he died, Meryl’s brother helped her pack up her belongings.In the early chapters, their marriage is portrayed as superficially content, with wells of ennui underneath.
"To be quite honest, I didn't think I was his type. "I mean, I understand why I think I'm beautiful, but if you've had a certain lifestyle and I'm a very, very different type of person—I don't want to be an experiment."While Evans never made Slate feel that way, other people did—purposefully or not. "At first I was like, 'What a f--king nightmare,'" Slate recalled. He is a straight-up 35-year-old man who wants to play games. I was like, 'I'd better not discount this, because this is purity.'"Slate soon realized she has more in common with Evans than she'd thought.
"Chris is a very, very famous person," she explained.
"For him to go to a restaurant is totally different than for me to go.
I sit in my window and I say 'Hi' to people on the street.
I have more freedom because I'm not Captain America.