“I’m not doing it, Darling” –was the only words that Robert De Niro had to say before storming out of his Radio Times interview for his “The Intern” movie promotion, but what causes the actor to walked out?
According to 10 News, the incident happened when the 72-year-old actor had an interview with Radio Times Emma Brockes to promote his newest movie “The Intern.”
It was reported that the actor was not pleased when Brockes brought up the issue about Tribeca, a New York film festival that De Niro co-founded.
The interviewer asked De Niro first on how he prevented himself from turning into an “autopilot” mode when he’s acting, before spilling a personal question about his feelings regarding Tribeca’s being overrun by bankers.
Based on the reports, the actor asked Brockes to pause the recording before standing up from his chair and paced out ‘madly.’ After a while, De Niro told to his interviewer that he cannot do the interview anymore.
In her interview with The Independent, Brockes, in detailed, described what happened that time with De Niro by saying, “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.”
She further explained that she tried to argue with De Niro that all she was meant for was to ask him about his acting methods, but the actor insisted she probably didn’t notice it but the question(s) she’s asking had “negative inferences.”
Brockes admitted to her interview that she “lost her control” while arguing with De Niro so she branded the actor “condescending.”
“I have to say…it makes me think you were on autopilot and you’re super-sensitive about it,” Brockes said.
Then the actor responded: “Oh, you think ‘darling’ is condescending?”
Brockes clarified that Robert De Niro did not actually walked out right after they argued as he needs to wait for his handlers to take him away from the recording room.
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