When actors John Lithgow and Alfred Molina came by NPR's New York studios, they brought with them a loose, joking rapport — the shorthand of longtime friends. "Fred and I had known each other for 15-20 years," says Lithgow — who calls Molina "Fred."
"If anyone says, ... 'I know Alfred really well,' they're lying!" Molina tells NPR's Melissa Block.
"You can call him Freddie Teacups; that's his mob name," Lithgow says with a laugh.