Diane Keaton has given a new interview to Vanity Fair in which she discusses various things, ranging from her love of hip-hop to her friendship with Robert DeNiro. Keaton has been quite busy over the last few years. She published her memoir 'Then Again' in November of last year, shot her upcoming film 'The Big Wedding', and has since partnered with Audible.com on one of Joan Didion's books.
When asked about the type of audio books she listens to, Keaton said "The kind of music I listen to is when I’m walking, because I walk all over the neighborhoods of Los Angeles. How else am I going to see it? If I don’t drive, I take the dog and I listen to something. Right now I love the new Frank Ocean CD, Channel Orange. It’s just amazing music. I also like the Jay-Z album with Kanye West. The last one—the Throne album. I just think that’s so astonishingly beautiful, the way they orchestrate it. That’s how I got to know who Frank Ocean was. Frank Ocean sang on one of the cuts. He [is] very orchestral in a weird way.”
Then, the interviewer asked Keaton what it was like working with DeNiro on the 'Big Wedding, and she replied that "Mr. Robert De Niro. My god. A legend and also a dear man. He’s very kind. It’s like, oh, he’s so kind. Why is he so kind? And he’s quiet. But he’s a lovely man. I really like him. He loves his family. You don’t think of him that way when you only know him from a distance. I did a movie with him called Marvin’s Room a long time ago, but he was a producer. I didn’t really know him and he was intimidating to me. But things change.”
Diane Keaton may say that Robert DeNiro is a legend, but she is clearly discounting the fact that she is considered one too. 'The Big Wedding' will be released on October 18, 2012.