Robert De Niro is not ”too good” to star in a Warburtons advert.
The 76-year-old actor dived the nation earlier this 12 months by teaming up with the bakery model for the launch their model new Plain and Cinnamon & Raisin bagel line within the gangster spoof advert.
Speaking to Britain’s GQ journal, De Niro laughed: ”I do know! I do know!
”Look, they requested me to do it and I met the man, Warburton, and I believed it was humorous.”
It was introduced the ‘Taxi Driver’ star would seem within the Warburtons advert again in November final 12 months.
In the advert, De Niro travels along with his workforce from New York to see Jonathan Warburton after discovering out the bakery model’s bagels are on the up. Bursting into the workplace, he confronts Warburton and tells him a couple of world the place he rebranded Warburtons bagels as ‘GoodBagels’. And as in earlier commercials – which have starred the likes of The Muppets, Sylvester Stallone and Peter Kay – the corporate boss errors this risk as storytelling for a brand new advert.
Asking the Hollywood star ”how does it finish?”, De Niro replies in Hollywood movie style, ”not nicely”.
Explaining his inspiration for agreeing to the advert, he stated: ”I noticed [Sylvester] Stallone do it and I believed no less than he has a way of humour about it and about himself. And I believed I can have a look at it two methods.
”Should I believe I ought to by no means have carried out that? I’m too good for that or one thing? And I stated, ‘f**ok it, I’ll do it. Why not?’ Don’t maintain it towards me.”
The display legend beforehand admitted he had had ”nice enjoyable” engaged on the advert.
He stated: ”It was a pleasure to fly to the UK to movie this advert with the Warburtons household, and star alongside Jonathan. Getting into the bagel enterprise has been nice enjoyable, and I hope everybody enjoys the ultimate minimize.”
Whilst Jonathan Warburton, Chairman of Warburtons, added: ”As an iconic New Yorker, Robert De Niro is aware of his approach round a bagel so it is nice to have his seal of approval. We’ve spent months perfecting the recipe and course of to make sure we delight households up and down the nation with the very best factor since sliced bread!”
See the complete function within the December difficulty of British GQ obtainable through digital obtain and newsstands on Friday (01.11.19) and at https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/robert-de-niro-interview