Grudge Match: JOE meets Hollywood heroes Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone
It's not often that JOE can say that we were outnumbered by Oscar-winners/nominees in a conversation by two to none, but that's exactly what happened when we met up with living legends Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone to talk about their new fightin' film, Grudge Match.
Let's just say that one more time, shall we?
JOE. Robert. De. Niro. Sylvester. Stallone. Together. In the same room. And not in a dream. In our head.
Grudge Match tells the tale of two retired, rival boxers who, after a thirty absence from the sport, decide to step back into the ring for one last bout to finally settle who really is the greatest fighter of them all.
The two grumpy old men,
Jake LaMotta Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen (De Niro) and Rocky Balboa Henry 'Razor' Sharp (Stallone), may be in the twilight of their careers, but that's not going to stop them from taking one last shot at the title... or at each other's super-sized schnozzles.
And so, ahead of the film's release in Irish cinemas on 24th January, the two sparring stars naturally requested an interview with the one, with the only, JOE.ie, weighing in at a whopping... well, we're not going to tell you that, are we? We are on our January detox after all.
Check out the class clip below where we talk big screen boxing legacy with two of cinema's greatest sporting icons, ask the magnificent men for some much-needed pugilistic advice, and we exclusively find out the answer to the question on everybody's lips – just what the heck do Hollywood stars read when they're sitting on the toilet?
Oh, and we called De Niro an asshole to his face.
Enjoy, we certainly did...
Grudge Match is released in Irish cinemas on 24th January so check out the trailer below: