Robert De Niro Defends Anna Paquin's Mostly Silent Role in The Irishman: 'She's Terrific'

Robert De Niro Defends Anna Paquin's Mostly Silent Role in The Irishman: 'She's Terrific'
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 Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed mob epic, causing some moviegoers to criticize her small role in a film full of men, including Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

In The Irishman, the actress portrays Peggy Sheeran, the daughter of mafia hitman Frank Sheeran, played by De Niro.

“She was very powerful and that’s what it was,” De Niro, 76, told USA Today. “Maybe in other scenes there could’ve been
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