With the new star-studded Martin Scorsese gangster flick due to hit Netflix in the coming days, one of its star attractions, Al Pacino has admitted in a new interview to having a curious “bad habit”.
The acclaimed Godfather actor says in a new interview alongside co-star Robert De Niro that in recent years he has been taking on bad films to “try and make them better”.
The actor told GQ, “I may be falling into a bad habit now. I think I’m starting to get a little perverse”, the star continued “I’m starting to want to do films that aren’t really very good and try to make them better. And that’s become my challenge.”
The actor went on to say, “I don’t think I go in thinking it’s not gonna be very good, but it’s like Bob said: Sometimes they offer you money to do something that’s not adequate. And you talk yourself into it. And somewhere within you, you know that this thing is gonna be a lemon.” He smirks alongside friend and contemporary, Robert ‘Bob DeNiro.
“But then, when it comes full circle, and you see it, you say, ‘Oh, no. I’m gonna make this better’,” Pacino continues, “And you spend a lot of time and you’re doing all these things, and you say, ‘If I can just get this to be a mediocre film’, and you get excited by that. It’s an impulse that I’ve got to just put away now.”
The Irishman starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci – all directed by Martin Scorsese – arrives at Netlfix on 27th November. Watch the final trailer below.