While appearing virtually as a guest on Drew Barrymore's eponymous talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, on Friday, the 59-year-old actor opened up about how he and the actress, 45, met each other many years ago during the audition process for Steven Spielberg's 1982 classic, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
Asked by the talk show host if they truly met when they were both much younger, Ralph Macchio told Drew Barrymore that he was offered the possibility of playing the role of Tyler, and C. Thomas Howell — Outsiders greaser buddy, Ponyboy — actually played that part.
Further explaining exactly how the pair previously came in contact with one another, Ralph Macchio detailed that he wanted to read the script for the film and was instructed to go to Steven Spielberg's office to do so.
He remembered he was sitting by himself under lock and key, reading E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial when a little, adorable girl comes up to me and just says, 'Hi! I'm Drew! What part are you playing?' the Cobra Kai star continued.