And De Niro delivers the pitch-perfect response only a superb actor can: “When I’m 80?” He is soon dubbed “Mr Congeniality”, charming the rank and file with his “vintage” dress and outdated etiquette – a chivalrous gent in a sea of stumbling, stubbled boys. But still, Jules has her problems, just like you and me, and in this moment she’s so overcome with wonder at her sweet little spot of real estate that it’s a marvel the waterworks don’t start spurting right then and there.
In The Intern, Anne Hathaway plays the founder and CEO of fictional e-commerce fashion startup About the Fit.
A wasted opportunity – the pairing of these two talents should never have been frittered away on such an inconsequential and lightweight conceit. “She was incredibly helpful”, Hathaway told The Hollywood Reporter at The Intern’s world premiere in New York on Monday.
“I so want to see that movie”, she laughs. I don’t think we have had a movie like this in a long time where we can appeal to everyone specifically of every age where they can find humor in it, whatever age they are. Or why else would he continue to make increasingly crap movies?
“I think if you retire, you stagnate if you don’t have something to do – unless you enjoy doing nothing”.
“Maybe it’s me thinking the grass is greener in other countries, but here, youth is a very important part of the culture”.
It’s easy enough to live with Meyers’s characterization of young professional Brooklynites – the men in baggy tees topped with plaid shirts that substitute for superhero capes, the women in short, peppy skirts and flats – all camped out in a massive Red Hook office space expensively remodeled to look like an old printing press. Hathaway captioned a picture of the beauty products that went into her premiere look.
She said De Niro answered, “Oh, you think “darling” is condescending?”
In terms of acting technique, comedy is not that different from drama, either, although De Niro concedes that it can be less emotionally torturous to get into character for the former. It is a scene where a character is over at Ben’s house and they are talking and he puts his beer on the coffee table.
He’s known for being a tough star to interview and it appears Robert De Niro is living up to that reputation. “I come from like a stand-up background, and Workaholics is much more joke-driven, so we like to like stick the landings and land on the joke”.
Interviewer Emma Brockes has labelled Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro “condescending” after the actor stormed out of an interview.