"I thought, 'Oh my god, this is it.' So I looked them all in the eye and I said to the little guy, 'Ibergos imbergos imbergos imbe... borschke vesna bevarya borschke varge borschke... dominya New York? mishnorgya mishne...'
"So at that point five of the guys [said], 'Oh man, he doesn't even have any American money.' They leave, but the guy comes up and says, 'What language is that you're speaking? What language is that?' So naturally I forget that I don't understand English and I said, 'Portuguese!' He says, 'I speak Spanish!' and he starts speaking Spanish to me. 'I said, Yes! Thank you -- good night!' and Iturned the corner and took off like a shot..."
[In May 2004, Peter Gallagher was profiled in Bestlife magazine. The article's title? "It's Finally Okay to Admit Peter Gallagher is Cool."]