Robert De Niro defends Anna Paquin's mostly silent role in 'The Irishman'

Robert De Niro defends Anna Paquin's mostly silent role in 'The Irishman'

Washington D.C. Maybe in other scenes, there could've been some interaction between Frank and her possibly, but that's how it was done. [USA], Dec 3 (ANI): American director and producer Robert De Niro is defending Oscar winner Anna Paquin's largely silent supporting role in the three-and-a-half-hour Netflix film -- The Irishman.The 'True Blood' star only says seven lines of dialogue in American-Italian filmmaker Martin Scorsese's acclaimed mob epic, causing some moviegoers to criticise her small role in a film full of men including actors Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, reported 'People' magazine.In the movie, the actor portrays Peggy Sheeran, the daughter of mafia hitman Frank Sheeran, played by De Niro".She was very powerful and that's what it was. Maybe in other scenes, there could've been some interaction between Frank and her possibly, but that's how it was done. @TheIrishmanFilm and I'm incredibly proud to get to be a part of this film".Many fans agreed with De Niro and Paquin about the role and its meaning for the story, with one of them writing: "I think Anna Paquin's silence in the movie speaks volumes".

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