Mickey Rourke Says Hes Been In Secret 30-Year Feud With Robert De Niro
Mickey Rourke has claimed hes been in a secret 30-year-long feud with Robert De Niro, insisting the actor stopped him from scoring a role in a Martin Scorsese film.
Now, Rourke has hit out at the Goodfellas star because hes broke and angry about missing out on the role. The actor claims the feud began when Rourke schooled him when they co-starred in Angel Heart in 1987.
While appearing on an Italian chat show, Rourke said Scorsese approached him about potentially appearing in a film starring Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and De Niro, possibly The Irishman, out later this year.
As per the Mirror, he said on Live – Non è la DUrso:
The casting person told my manager that Robert De Niro refused to work with me in a movie.
I am upset because I needed the money.
He went on to say that De Niro told him on the Angel Heart set, I think its better if we dont talk because of our characters in the movie, adding, it hurt my feelings as I looked up to him.
This comes after Mickey appeared on ITVs Good Morning Britain, to chat about his latest project, Night Walk.
However, fans on social media were left baffled after the actor was unable to answer questions from hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, regarding his upcoming movie.
Confused over which project they wanted to chat about, the actor asked, what film?
He then briefly went on to chat about the film, in which he plays a Nazi-following white supremacist, explaining:
It was really nice to work with as it was a first time director who wasnt scared of working with me he was excited.
It was a really good experience, I went out and spoke to some people about white supremacists.
Mickey Rourke on #GMB that was an odd interview
— Steve (@GSteveellis) September 2, 2019
One baffled viewer wrote on Twitter: