Thursday, 12 December, 2019

Robert De Niro defends Anna Paquin's role in 'The Irishman'

Robert De Niro defends Anna Paquin's seven-word role in Robert De Niro defends Anna Paquin's seven-word role in 'The Irishman'
Adrian Cunningham | 04 December, 2019, 19:39

Paquin, though she appears throughout the film, says those words - her first and only lines in the film - almost three hours into the movie.

Of course, the gimmick with the film is the digital de-aging technology the 3 stars were put through - especially De Niro.

This week, De Niro addressed the controversy in a brief interview with USA Today, and he defended Scorsese's choice to keep Paquin's character relatively silent.

Paquin delivers a total of seven lines during the three-plus-hour film as Peggy Sheeran, mafia hitman Frank Sheeran's traumatized daughter.

De Niro told USA Today in an interview published on November 29, 2019, that the actress delivered a good performance.

During the movie, Paquin's character develops a friendship with Frank's friend - union leader Jimmy Hoffa. "She is terrific and it resonates", De Niro explained. "Maybe in other scenes, there could've been some interaction between Frank and her possibly, but that's how it was done". When he asks for clarification on what she means, Peggy inquires, "Why haven't you called Jo?"

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Here's how the conversation - if you want to call it that - happens in the film between De Niro and Paquin's characters, according to CNN Entertainment.

Earlier this month, the "Piano" actress also responded to a netizen on social media who said that Scorsese ordered her to be part of the movie.

On Nov. 9, 2019, Paquin, 37, took to Twitter to defend her role in The Irishman after Sasha Stone of Awards Daily tweeted about people suggesting the actress had been ordered to appear in the movie by Scorsese.

While the hype of The Irishman hasn't settled, rumours have been confirmed that Martin Scorsese is planning for another masterpiece, starring Robert Di Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, loosely based upon the non-fiction "Killers of the Flower Moon", confirmed by Scorsese' cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto.

We got the veteran actor right on the heels of the new flick landing on Netflix and asked for his thoughts on it. considering he starred in Marty's "Casino" and tons of other crime movies.

"Nope, nobody was doing any 'ordering, '" she tweeted.