Air Date: October 12, 2010

The lead stars of the 1970 hit mushy movie Love Story take their seats next Oprah. Actress Ali MacGraw talks about her life out the spot light which once included a drinking problem, a divorce and self loathing. Today Ali lives in New Mexico and is celebrating 24 years of sobriety. Then, the actress reflects on the famous line from the movie “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Ali tells Oprah the line does not make sense and she apologize.

I think the line should have been scripted just the opposite. There is power in the word sorry. What person never completes a wrongful action or says a hurtful word/statement to a friend, relative or lover?

Actor Ryan O’Neal  profoundly speaks about the movie line and reflects on his last days with his real life love Farrah Fawcett. Life resembles art for Ryan as he shares snuggling with Farrah in her hospital bed as he did with Ali in the movie. He also talks about how he can’t watch the movie because life isn’t like that.

During The Farewell Season Oprah often asks her guest to reflect on a photo from the past and answer the question “What would you say to your younger self?” Ryan says, lucky boy, while Ali says, heaven help you.

Advertisements