Actor Robert De Niro said in a speech on Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show” that he would like to play the role of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo in a pandemic film.
De Niro spoke on the show about his activities during the period of isolation and did not miss the opportunity to criticize the response of the American authorities regarding the epidemic in the country.
Asked what characterized this period for him, the actor replied: “I read scripts, I talked on the phone, I did physical exercises, I tried to stay alive.”
If he made a film about this pandemic, which is very possible, De Niro confessed that there was only one personality he would like to portray: Andrew Cuomo. “He does what a president should do.”
“Would you see Cuomo as president?” Colbert asked. “Yes, I would see him.” The actor said he hopes Joe Biden will win this year’s presidential election, but that Andrew Cuomo “is doing a very good job.”
He also said the epidemic was “a national tragedy” and expressed disappointment with the actions of the current US administration is trying to control the spread of the coronavirus. “Pandemics have been around the world and people have survived them.”
Robert De Niro once again called Donald Trump an “idiot” for ignoring many of the warnings. “It’s outrageous,” the actor said of the whole situation. “It simply came to our notice then. I have no words for that. I’m amazed. ”
On the same subject, De Niro wondered why people around Trump are not doing something to improve things, why they are not opposed to him.
In the United States, more than 1.22 million cases of infection and more than 73,400 deaths have been detected since the beginning of the epidemic, according to Johns Hopkins University.