Leonardo DiCaprio has been very busy this year, playing major roles in three movies back to back: Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street. It’s not uncommon for the veteran actor to wrap more than one movie in one year, but he admits that this has been a unique situation for him.
“They were all roles I really, really wanted to play,” he tells me when I meet him at the London Hotel in New York. “It’s been 3 movies in a row and usually I like to have a lot more time in between to think about them but it’s given me a lot of newfound sort of energy. It’s interesting because once you get into that mode of just constantly working and constantly focusing it’s like a basketball season; you’re just constantly playing. You have no time to stop or reflect, just go, go, go and it’s amazing. It keeps you in good acting shape,” he laughs, nodding his head.
But this hardship has taken its toll on the 38-year-old actor, who still retains a trace of the boyish look and demeanour that he is known for. Hence, he has cleaned his next year’s slate in order to take time off to reflect on everything in his life and refocus his attention on his environmental causes.
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