Michelle Pfeiffer on meeting Robert De Niro: “I walked in looking like a hooker!”

The actress says she’s been dying to get on screen with De Niro having come close a few times

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Michelle Pfeiffer on meeting Robert De Niro: “I walked in looking like a hooker!”
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Emma Daly

Michelle Pfeiffer has a rather interesting memory of the first time she met Robert De Niro.

“It was my first audition ever and I don’t know how my agent got me in the room with Robert. I’m surprised he doesn’t remember me because I walked in looking like a hooker!” the actress tells Graham Norton.

While the pair are now starring together in upcoming gangster film The Family, Pfeiffer says it's not been an easy road getting on screen with De Niro.

“We were in Stardust together and I was so excited to be in a movie with Robert De Niro and then I realised we didn’t have any scenes together. And then we did New Year’s Eve, and once again, no scenes with him. We would see each other on the red carpet and say, ‘Hello, nice to see you, you were wonderful in the movie.’

“So then I get sent this script and I said to my agent, ‘You know what? If I don’t have a scene with him, I am not reading this.’”

Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro are on The Graham Norton Show on Frday at 10:35pm on BBC One


 


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