AceShowbiz - Robert De Niro has joined the growing list of stars sternly urging fans and followers to stay at home until the coronavirus pandemic passes.
The movie star appears in a new public service announcement, shared by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over the weekend, in which the 76-year-old reprises one of his most famous film lines.
"Hello, this is Robert De Niro. We all need to stay home," "The Irishman" star tells his fellow New Yorkers in the video. "We need to stop the spread of this virus, and we can only do it together. Not just to protect ourselves but to protect others and all the older people you love..."
He concluded with his line from hit 2000 comedy "Meet the Parents": "I'm watching you."
Governor Cuomo added the caption: "Robert De Niro is watching you. Stay home. Save lives."
The politician has been trying to encourage New Yorkers to take the deadly coronavirus crisis seriously for the past week, insisting anyone who leaves home for anything non-essential is risking their health and the health of others.
More than 20,000 people have been infected in the state, with 12,000 cases in New York City.