He”s gearing up for the premiere of his new flick “Wolf of Wall Street” and during promotions,Leonardo DiCaprio scored the cover spot of New York Magazine”s Fall Preview issue.
While rocking a few poses for the black-and-white spread, the “Titanic” hunk chatted about playing real-life writer Jordan Belfort and working alongside director Martin Scorsese.
Check out a few highlights from Mr. DiCaprio”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit New York Magazine!
On acting as Jordan:
“There was nothing Jordan wouldn”t divulge, no matter how intimate or embarrassing. That was the attraction for Marty as well – it”s kind of brutal honesty that got Marty into making movies like Mean Street.”
On filming with Martin:
“I told Marty, “I don”t think we”ll be able to do a movie like this too many times in the future. Larger-scale, R-rated dramas, like “Blood Diamond” or “The Departed,” don”t really get financed anymore.
On preparing the role:
“I wanted a close relationship with him [Jordan] so that I could weave intimate details into the movie, things that weren”t in the book. I was kind of the middleman between him and Marty, and I would bring pages of notes from my meetings with Jordan – things like this insane orgy on a 747 going to Vegas, chimpanzees in diapers that would skate through the Stratton offices, very intimate stuff about his relationships with women – and Marty was game to trying everything. His approach was essentially to put everything onscreen and see what we responded to. It was old-school, really independent film making on a large scale.”