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Robert De Niro has had enough with one journalist.
Before The Intern hits theatres nationwide, the actor is doing his best to promote the film through a wide variety of outlets. During one interview with the Radio Times, however, Robert wasn't exactly feeling the questions being asked his way.
According to interviewer Emma Brockes, the actor was unhappy with a suggestion that Tribeca—home to the New York film festival he co-founded, had been overrun by bankers. Robert also wasn't thrilled when asked how he resists the temptation to go into "autopilot" mode on set.
Brockes alleges that the actor asked her to pause the recorder and interview before answering.
"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," Brockes said via The Independent.
She later recalled the words he used during his follow-up questioning. "What, about the bankers?! All the way through. All the way through. Negative Inference. The whole way through and I'm not doing it. I'm not doing it, darling."
Robert's camp had no comment on the interview and Brockes version of events.
One person Robert is a fan of is his fellow co-star Anne Hathaway. During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, the legendary actor shared what a pleasure it was working on the film with her.
"She's great. She's terrific," he told Jimmy Fallon. "It was a long shoot and a difficult one, but worth every bit of time."
The Intern hits theatres everywhere this Friday.