Actor and New York’s native son Robert De Niro graces the January 2014 cover of Prestige Hong Kong. Robert is widely regarded as among the greatest actors talks about his lifelong passion for his hometown, his acting career, business ventures and fatherhood.
Robert says, “Life goes on, just enjoy it, make the most of it as you go. Stay healthy, stay strong and keep doing things that interest you. And keep the family as close to you as you can.”
Robert on his hotel The Greenwich: “I put a lot of work in it – me and my partner. We supervised every detail. It’s not perfect, but I tried to do as much as I could. I was involved in everything. It was an eclectic project. Ira Drukier, my partner, and I decided everything. He had the practical experience running other boutique hotels, I had the land. I always thought if I didn’t do an addition to the film centre [De Niro owns the film production company in the adjacent building] I would do a hotel, a nice hotel. I’d have fun designing it, I thought.”
Robert can now be seen in Last Vegas, a film about three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. Robert was asked what he thought about growing old and he said, “It’s interesting when you walk down the street and you see younger people and they ignore you – their peripheral vision sees that you’re one or two generations older than they are, so they’re not interested.”
To read more about the interview head over to Prestige Hong Kong.