Ana de Armas’ Father Reacts “Hysterically” to Robert De Niro Shock Go to, Actress Reveals

Ana de Armas has recalled how Robert De Niro as soon as left her father “hysterical” after paying him a shock go to at work.

The actor shared the story throughout her opening monologue on Saturday Night time Dwell (April 15), the place she defined that she met De Niro whereas filming her first American film, 2016 sports activities biopic Arms Of Stone.

“At some point on set he advised me, ‘I could also be going to Cuba quickly. If I do, I’ll say howdy to your loved ones,’” de Armas mentioned on the present. “He even requested me for the telephone quantity.

“I fully forgot about it, after which someday out of the blue, I get a telephone name from my dad – he’s hysterical. I’m like, ‘Dad, what’s incorrect?’ and he goes, ‘Robert De Niro simply came around me at work.’”

The actor mentioned it was “such a sort gesture”, including: “I’ve been so lucky to work with so many supportive actors. My dad was so pleased with me and he can be proud to see me right this moment standing on this stage. I really feel very fortunate to be right here.”

Elsewhere within the monologue, de Armas mentioned she was about to turn into a US citizen. “I’m proud to turn into a citizen as a result of once I moved right here, everybody was so welcoming.”

De Armas had her breakthrough position in 2019’s Knives Out reverse Daniel Craig. She’s since starred in James Bond outing No Time To Die and performed Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, which landed her an Oscar nomination for Greatest Actress earlier this 12 months.

She’s set to star in upcoming John Wick spin-off Ballerina as Rooney, a personality beforehand portrayed by Unity Phelan in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. The movie additionally stars Ian McShane, Keanu Reeves, Anjelica Huston and the late Lance Reddick.

Ballerina is scheduled to be launched on June 7, 2024.