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Robert De Niro defends Anna Paquin s mostly silent role in The Irishman

American director and producer 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 American-Italian filmmaker Martin Scorsese s acclaimed mob epic, causing some moviegoers to criticise her small role in a film full of men including actors Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, reported People magazine.In the movie, the actor portrays Peggy Sheeran, the daughter of mafia hitman Frank Sheeran, played by De Niro. She was very powerful and that s what it was. Maybe in other scenes, there could ve been some interaction between Frank and her possibly, but that s how it was done. She s terrific and it resonates, the 76-year-old actor De Niro was quoted, as saying by USA Today.In the backdrop of the following statement, one of the Twitter users wrote: I didn t have a problem with the character not talking, my issue was why cast Oscar winner Anna Paquin ..

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