Michelle Pfeiffer Says Robert De Niro Is InfluentialBy: Lindsay McCane - December 1, 2013
During Michelle Pfeiffer’s most recent film, The Family, she got to co-star alongside Robert De Niro, who she said had a great influence on the set.
”He’s a classic example of someone who’s iconic and effortlessly puts actors at ease the moment you meet him,” Pfeiffer said. “You just show up to the set and you’re part of a team and working together and supporting each other, and if everybody shows up with that attitude then everybody has a great time and the work is better as well.”
While Pfeiffer says that De Niro was the greatest influence, another The Family co-star, Dianna Agron, says that both Pfeiffer and De Niro had positive impacts during their time on set.
”Everybody wants to do a good job and you want to make it believable so that involves speaking to each other, and not just in the scene because that would be really awkward!’ Agron continued, “‘I have heard of instances where people are asked not to talk to people, look them in the eye, or not wear purple, and other things like that.”
Pfeiffer has always admired De Niro and even confessed to him that she auditioned for his 1980 film, Raging Bull. “I actually auditioned for Raging Bull, that was when I very first met you…I always dreamed of working with you [De Niro], so I was just very excited.”[Image via Twitter]