According to Independent, journalist Emma Brockes sat down with De Niro, who rarely chats with press, to discuss his new film The Intern, in which he co-stars with Anne Hathaway.
De Niro then reportedly asked Brockes to turn off the recorder and began pacing “madly”, complaining about the tone of the interview.
At first, Jules is unnerved by Ben and how observant he is, but as Ben gets to know her, house-husband Matt (Anders Holm) and sickeningly cute daughter Paige (JoJo Kushner) they bond and become friends who learn a lot from each other.
The Heat star’s legendary status isn’t lost on Hathaway.
Anne Hathaway, the lady who can light up the screen by just flashing her smile, plays the boss.
In an interview with People Magazine for The Intern, Hathaway teases De Niro for using a flip phone, while the 72-year-old happily jokes about his ignorance of Instagram (relax, he knows what Facebook and Twitter are, but he doesn’t do social media).
Being in the same room as someone you’re a big fan of is a good opportunity to approach them for a chat, but Anne couldn’t bring herself to go near her idol. He gets the internship and the film is off and running. “I certainly didn’t go in looking for an argument but when it happened I did think ‘at least he’s finally saying something”. “Being a woman who’s worked my whole life, and a mother of two, I remember vividly what it was like trying to do well at my job and to be sure to make it home in time for dinner”, Meyers explained.
That said, this is actually my favourite Meyers picture. “Annie is the flawless girl for this movie”.
The Intern is the kind of nice, good-hearted movie you can safely take your mother to see. “These guys were a gift to me”. There is also token lip service to the cause of working women, but one appreciates that the writer (also Meyers) understands that not everything needs to be tied up with a neat bow tie.
She told host Robin Roberts: ‘I did something bad – he doesn’t. “But, until now, I’ve made a lot of my movies from a place of insecurity and self-doubt”.
But one particular interview with the Radio Times set the legendary actor off, resulting in him walking out, saying “I’m not doing this, darling”.
But it makes a case for the value of employees of all ages in the workplace, the camaraderie and cooperation that can exist rather than the battle lines often drawn, and the complications that can arise when an e-commerce company exceeds its five-year goals in a matter of months.