Al Pacino recalls getting ‘loaded’ with Diane Keaton after ‘Godfather’ wedding scene at 45th anniversary reunion
After all these years, they are still a family.
The cast of “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II,” including Al Pacino as Michael Corleone, Robert De Niro (young Vito), Diane Keaton (Kay), Talia Shire (Connie), James Caan (Sonny), Robert Duvall (Tom) and director Francis Ford Coppola reunited on Saturday at Radio City Music Hall to close out the Tribeca Film Festival and discuss the landmark films — and moderator Taylor Hackford rightfully called it a historic night.
Pacino, 77, recalled how he was afraid of taking on the role of Michael Corleone in the highly-praised flicks and noted he thought he would have had a better shot in the role of Sonny.
Even after Coppola finally got the studio and agreed to give Pacino the part, they continued to second-guess the decision throughout production. The star, who shined as Michael, said he even felt giggles and laughter as he read the lines.
“It was dizzying, the whole thing,” Pacino said of filming.
“Diane and I in that wedding thing … I mean we got so loaded after that wedding scene,” Pacino told the audience to laughter while Keaton — who made a special unannounced appearance at the event — shook her head “no.”
“A lot of chaos going on there,” Pacino said of the scene, which was filmed at night using faked daylight because they were behind schedule. “We got back, and we started drinking…