De Niro Walks Out Of Interview
The actor didn’t like a question about the Tribeca Film Festival, an event De Niro founded.
Specifically, she wanted to know how the veteran actor resists the urge to go into “autopilot” while he’s working. Brockes also noted that Tribeca, which De Niro helped create, was being run by banks:
De Niro, 72, asked Brockes to pause her recorder. She wrote in the magazine: “He then pops up out of his chair, starts pacing madly and says he’s cutting short the interview because of the “negative inference” of what I just said.
“‘What, about the bankers?!’ I am amazed. ‘All the way through,’ says De Niro. ‘All the way through. Negative inference.’ ‘Er, like where else?’ ‘The whole way through and I’m not doing it. I’m not doing it, darling.’”