How Robert De Niro Helped Sebastian Maniscalco Cry Onscreen For ‘About My Father’ Scene

Robert De Niro and Sebastian Maniscalco are teaming up as father and son in the new comedy “About My Father,” which is loosely based on the relationship between Sebastian and his own dad Salvo. Access Hollywood’s Mario Lopez chatted with Robert, Sebastian and Salvo in the Maniscalco family’s hometown, and the trio told him how the perfect casting came about! Plus, Sebastian shared how Robert helped him get the tears flowing for a heartfelt scene. “I was just hoping it would come. It didn’t come. Then, we kind of had a private conversation on the side, and he said, ‘Think of your dad. Think about all the stuff he’s been through, coming from Sicily and coming to America, not knowing the language. And then I start to well up and cry,” he said. “About My Father” hits theaters May 26.