Robert De Niro is starring in the new comedy “The War with Grandpa,” but before dishing on the film, he spoke with “Extra’s” Terri Seymour about the state of our country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an interview conducted last month, he said, “We are in a national abusive situation with a leader who is daily giving us something new to be concerned about… That’s another kind of virus or pandemic that we are having to deal with. ‘I can’t wait, can’t wait, please God, that it goes away so we can get back to normal, get us all back to normal.’”
He added, “Even this virus situation could have been a lot less severe… I get upset even talking about it… This nation has been toyed with, played with, conned to be where we are today. When are people going to wake up and see what the fraud is right in front of our very eyes?”
On a lighter note, he’s enjoying “The War with Grandpa” after heavy movies like “The Joker,” and “The Irishman.” “Yeah, it was fun,” he said.
In the movie, De Niro’s character takes over his grandson’s room when he moves in with his family. Oakes Fegley and Laura Marano play his grandkids, and loved working with De Niro. Laura said, “It was surreal, are you kidding?… This is the coolest thing ever that has happened to me.”
Oakes added, “Looking up to someone so legendary was definitely fun for me to be able to… work with someone like that.”
“The War with Grandpa” opens in theaters October 9.