Host Graham Norton says that one of his worst guests was Robert De Niro but not because he was unpleasant or rude. Graham explained that, unfortunately, Robert is just not a very good storyteller and some of his interview actually had to be cut.
“He’s not a storyteller, or very verbal. He’s a benign presence. Last time he started telling a story — he went on and on. We were all leaning in, willing it to be amazing…Then he finally went, ‘Why am I telling this?’ Nobody had an answer. We cut it,” Graham said during the Cheltenham Literary Festival.