Was obsessed with Scorsese and DeNiro in childhood, says Natasha Lyonne
Actor Natasha Lyonne says growing up she was obsessed with filmmaker Martin Scorsese and actor Robert DeNiro. The “Russion Doll” co-creator and star said she had a natural leaning towards a “darker” and “male” form of cinema. “I loved a Madeline Kahn. I was more focusing on, especially as I became a teenager, like a Peter Fox or the Seymour Cassels.
Or what’s Gene Wilder doing? Or ‘who is this Mel Brooks?’ “I think as a kid I wasn’t even sure if I was more obsessed with what Scorsese was up to or DeNiro. I was always sort of so consumed by both but I naturally leaned towards sort of toward a darker, male, kind of a thing,” Lyonne said.