DiCaprio Dishes To SheKnows
Leonardo DiCaprio had no reservations when the time arose to work with Ridley Scott. What most compelled him, DiCaprio tells SheKnows, is his Roger Farris - a CIA agent - is a character so involved in the War on Terror that it has become his life.
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A rough BodyAs for the stunts, it was difficult to say the least. But it is par for the course. "That's the nature of working on a Ridley Scott movie. You have to embrace that," DiCaprio says. "The pace in which he shoots is really intense, really fast paced, and you have to be prepared for anything at any given moment."
DiCaprio illustrates with a story. "He literally has helicopters on stand by to go and get an overhead shot while you're running through an entire city," DiCaprio says of the typical shooting scene with his director.
"'Why don't you walk down the block? We're going to have three helicopters chase you through an Arabic street in real time. We've blocked off some traffic. We'll be fine, you'll be great," he says imitating Scott.
"I think that's the nature of the environment. It kind of played a toll," he says. "To tell you the truth, we were there for three and a half extra months in…"
A Titanic reunionDiCaprio mentioned Revolutionary Road earlier. The film is the long-awaited reunion of the actor with his Titanic costar, Kate Winslet.
"Kate has remained one of my closest friends and the best actress of her generation. She brought this book to me which was a portrait of America after the World War II of this family trying to, basically, become the idyllic versions of what a family supposed to be," DiCaprio says. Two people struggle to do that. They're torn apart because they feel they've become cliched."
After the emotional hurricane of James Cameron's Titanic epic, those thespian strings proved easy to pull.
"Kate and I knew we could push each other's buttons, performance-wise. We could pull stuff out of each other. We've known each other since we were almost teenagers," DiCaprio says. "I jumped at the opportunity."
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