Robert De Niro’s grandson has died. According to multiple media reports, leandro De Niro Rodriguez passed away at the age of 19, and his mom, Adriena De Niro, shared an emotional tribute to her son on Instagram on Sunday. My beautiful, sweet angel, I have loved you beyond words or description.
From the moment I felt you in my belly, you have been my joy, my heart, and all that was ever pure and real in my life. I wish I was with you right now. I wish I was with you, she wrote in part, adding, I don’t know how to live without you. But I’ll try to go on and spread the love and light that you so made me feel in getting to be your mama.
You were so deeply loved and appreciated, and I wish that love alone could have saved you. I’m so sorry, my baby. I’m so sorry. At, Carlos Mayor. Rest in peace and eternal paradise. My darling boy. Leandro’s cause of death has not been revealed. Drena is the eldest daughter of Robert and actress Diane Abbott.
The heartbreaking news comes just one month after the goodfellow’s actor spoke with Access at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival, which he founded. What I love so much about the festival is that you really have varied genres. You have half of the women, half the directors, you’re a women, all of these things.
You also are, including TV and podcasts. Mr. Nero, I’m curious where you see the entertainment landscape going in the next decade or so. God knows. I guess the thing with AI, what I’m hearing is that, and it’s probably been done already, a story created by AI, given certain circumstances, certain things, then it runs with that.
And what would that be? And maybe there’d be in the future a combination of AI and maybe I’m saying stuff that everybody knows already, AI and people. And this is one of the concerns, I guess, with the writers and even directors, and you never know, even with actors. One day we don’t know where it’s all going.
Who knows? I know one thing. It’ll go in a place probably, that nobody will predict. There might be some who are really into it and can predict it and help steer it in that direction. We have an immersive experience. It’s in the festival that was made on stability.
So all the image creation is digitally created, and then those artists hope to turn that into a film. It’ll be really interesting to see where that goes in the development phase, too. Absolutely. Very cool. You are also celebrating 30 years of a Bronxdale at the screening.
I’m curious, do you watch your movies, both of you, very often? No, I haven’t seen Bronx Tale for many years, but I’m really curious and just want to go through the experience of seeing it at the Beacon, which is a great theater, beautiful theater. With an audience.
That hasn’t happened in the last few years for obvious reasons. So I’m really looking forward to it and then sitting down talking after about it. I watched it recently because we did an interview for the Blu ray that’s coming out in September.
Getting that exactly. We’re also extremely excited. I’m sure it’s much easier to watch your films when they come with a nine minute standing ovation at can. But I want to ask you killers, obviously, everyone’s talking about but what do you remember about this little boy?
There he is. Well, there it is. What can I say? You can keep that. Leo doesn’t look too happy there. I think I was mistreating him as stepfather. No, I’m so proud of Leo. I mean, he’s doing great. It was finally a time that we could do a movie together. This film. And I hope that we can do another, at least another movie together with Marty.
It was a great experience. I’m reading the book now. I can’t wait to watch it. I also have to say happy early Father’s Day to you and your friend. Al. I’m curious, have you heard the news? Have you congratulated him? No, I just heard about it this morning. Really? Yeah.
Oh, my gosh. Forgive me if this is a little bit of a silly question, but are we thinking play dates? Are you giving advice on diaper changing? Oh, yeah, all that stuff. Sure. We’ll be doing that soon enough. As a woman who’s trying to decide if she wants kids or not, I’m just curious what is the best part of parenthood?
Well, from my perspective as a man and being a father, I’d say children are miracles. And mind with Gia. Now is the last proving of that, if you will. And lastly, here we just celebrated the 25th anniversary of Titanic back in December. When I was researching for that, I read that you were actually supposed to play Captain Smith.
Is that true? No. I don’t know. But they could have talked about talked about me. I never heard that. Okay. And it’s an absolute final question. You said that you want to work with Scorsese again. I’m curious. Would either of you be interested in being a part of the new movie he wants to do about the life of Jesus?
Anything Marty wants to do, I’d be interested in being a part of. Especially that it’s blessed by the Pope. I don’t know what that is, but I don’t know. I mean, I’d love to do anything with Marty. If he asked me to be part of any movie he did, it would be for good reason. I have some thoughts about some things, especially one I’d like to do with him.
We’ve talked about this particular subject for years and maybe there can be something finally, but I don’t know yet. Maybe ideally with me and Leo and Marty directing. Well, now, you know, you have to tell me what it is. No, I don’t want to talk because you’re talking away.
I don’t know. It’s a very solid subject. It’s one that anybody would understand right away. But we have to talk, get more about well, we will wait for that announcement to come through. Thank you both so much for your time. I appreciate it.