Sylvester Stallone & Robert De Niro Plug “Grudge Match” in Rome

Posted Tuesday January 7, 2014 1:53 PM GMT

Showing some love to their Italian fans, Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone showed up at a photocall for “Grudge Match” in Rome on Tuesday (January 7).

The “Rocky” hunk and the “Meet the Parents” star both looked to be in good spirits as they smiled and posed for the press outside the Hassler Hotel.

In a recent interview, Sylvester confessed that though he wasn’t initially excited about the project, Robert managed to convince him to get on board.

Stallone shared, ''I had a great many reservations. He's relentless, don't let that quiet demeanor fool you. I was being precious about 'Rocky.’ I was very happy with the way it ended. But Bobby just kept hammering away. Finally, he made sense. I talked to my wife and said, 'Maybe it would be interesting to take the good baggage and pit it against another iconic character because it'll never happen again.' ''

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