Robert De Niro Defends Anna Paquin's Lack Of Dialogues In 'The Irishman'

AFP via Getty Images Robert De Niro and Anna Paquin star in

This will be the 6th time DiCaprio and Di Niro will work in a film together, with previously co-starring in The Aviator, Shutter Island, Gangs of New York, The Departed, and The Wolf of Wall Street.

"She was very powerful and that's what it was", he said.

So while Robert De Niro acknowledged in his interview with USA Today that there might have been room to give Anna Paquin a little bit more to say in her scenes opposite him, overall he's proud of what she was able to accomplish in The Irishman.

The movie follows the story of Robert De Niro's Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, a mob hitman for the notorious Bufalino crime family. "She's terrific and it resonates".

So she has questions when Hoffa goes missing and her father reveals that he has not yet reached out to Hoffa's wife.

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


The actor continued saying that it might've been possible to have he and Paquin's characters talk more in the film. Peggy, who long suspected her father of criminal activity, took to staring at her father in silence when they crossed paths.

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. Maybe in other scenes, there could have been some interaction between Frank and her possibly, but that is how it was done.

Back in October, Paquin herself spoke out on her limited lines in the film, expressing nothing but gratitude for being involved in the project at all.

Some say it was distracting - others say it was great - but Kevin seems to be alluding to the fact these fellas might've made this a little late in their careers.

"Nope, nobody was doing any "ordering, '" she responded to Twitter users insinuating that Scorsese forced her to play a supporting role".

In the mean time, Netflix dropped executive Martin Scorsese's wrongdoing epic "The Irishman" on Wednesday without a moment to spare for the Thanksgiving weekend.

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