To celebrate the release of Lansky, which opens in select cinemas and on-demand in the US today, we sat down with AnnaSophia Robb to discuss her role in the film and reminisce about some of her previous films.
In the film, Robb plays Anna Lansky, wife to renowned gangster Meyer Lansky (played by John Magaro in flashbacks and Harvey Keitel in the “present day), who after meeting him at a bar, over the years begins to piece together his “other life” outside of his family. Robb, who has been acting for nearly two decades, talks to us about the role, the challenges of playing a real-life person and mother, and the challenges Anna had to face in her real-life, both mental and physical.
During the chat, we could not ask her about her role in The Way, Way Back and the impact the film continues to have on audiences – not least for the against-type nasty turn from Steve Carell – as well as her thoughts on Timothee Chalamet playing a young Willy Wonka in the new prequel (Robb played Violet Beauregarde in Tim Burton’s 2005 re-imagining).
“David Stone (Sam Worthington), a renowned but down-on-his-luck writer, has the opportunity of a lifetime when he receives a surprise call from Meyer Lansky (Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel). For decades, authorities have been trying to locate Lansky’s alleged nine-figure fortune and this is their last chance to capture the aging gangster before he dies. With the FBI close behind, the Godfather of organized crime reveals the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate.”
You can watch the full extended interview below:
Lansky opens in select cinemas and on-demand in the US from today