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John Lithgow and Alfred Molina find that 'Love Is Strange'
John Lithgow and Alfred Molina find that 'Love Is Strange'

Talking to John Lithgow and Alfred Molina is like stepping into the middle of an old Monty Python sketch, with just the right touch of literate loopiness. The scene: A suite at the Four Season Hotel on a seasonably warm afternoon; the two gathered to chat about their romantic drama "Love Is Strange," opening Friday, in which they play a gay couple who marry after being together for 39 years. Lithgow's gray beard was in full bloom for his role in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of "King Lear," which opened in Central Park a few weeks ago. Molina — whom Lithgow calls Fred — had come from the set of his new TV series,...

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