Michelle Pfeiffer Says Robert De Niro ‘Puts Actors At Ease’

Michelle Pfeiffer extolled the virtues of her The Family co-star Robert De Niro, telling reporters that he was a pleasure to work with.

Pfeiffer said that De Niro didn’t have a big ego, and his laid back approach whilst filming made everyone feel comfortable.

She said the De Niro was a person who was able to put actors at ease as soon as he met them:

He’s a classic example of someone who’s iconic and effortlessly puts actors at ease the moment you meet him. 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.

Another co-star in the movie, Dianna Agron, was full of compliments for both Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro. She spoke to BANG Showbiz about her experience working with them on the movie:

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! 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.

The Family, which was released on June 4, received mixed reviews from critics. The well known Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a mere 29 percent rating based on 119 reviews with an average rating of an unimpressive 4.6 out of ten.

The review says about the film: “It’s fitfully funny and impeccably cast, but Luc Besson’s The Family suffers from an overly familiar setup and a number of jarring tonal shifts.”

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