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“Extra’s Jerry Penacoli sat down with Leonardo DiCaprio to chat about his new role in “The Great Gatsby,” turning 40, and whether he sees marriage in his future.
“It’s one of the most celebrated novels of all time, its classic American literature,” he said of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic. “What makes ‘The Great Gatsby’ great is everyone has their own interpretation of these characters… it’s a very voyeuristic novel.”
He added, “When you make a movie, you have to be much more specific about everything you do. You have to make choices as an actor and as a storyteller that dramatize these brilliant chapters. I think it’s a risk, just in the sense that it’s so beloved, and you’re almost setting yourself up for criticism in a lot of ways.”
As far as his personal life is concerned, Leo admitted his 40th birthday is “right around the corner” and he’s “feeling great” about it. He will celebrate the milestone in November 2014.
DiCaprio says he wouldn’t mind taking a little break. “To me, right now it’s about getting a little breather — getting some time off. Not a permanent break or not an indefinite period, but you know, just a few months off to do some other things.”
As an A-list actor, it’s hard for the star to step out of the spotlight, but he said he has “absolutely nothing to complain about.”
“There’s a certain price to everything, but every time I listen to myself talk about those prices I get sick to my stomach because I’m so fortunate to do what I do, really I’m a lucky person.”
He’s not complaining about being single either. When Jerry asked about future marriage plans, he replied, “I take it as it comes. We’ll see what happens in the future. I don’t try to determine what the future will be, I take it day by day.”
“The Great Gatsby” opens nationwide on May 10.
“Mostly recently, the last few years, I feel way more comfortable than I’ve ever felt,” the “Titanic” star explained about his career. “You always talk about that, and then one day you’re like, ‘If they don’t like this, well, f***’em.’ What can you do?”
“Hey, look, I’m pretty well-formed as an adult now. I don’t have to impress anybody,” he added.
When discussing the annoying shutterbugs, Mr. DiCaprio said, “Look, if you’re not careful about it, it can develop into a social anxiety. It’s like, what’s going to happen, what photographer is going to jump out where, what kind of thing am I being set up for? You try to talk yourself out of it, but you’re never used to it.”
On being single: “Six months of being on location or being off in Morocco or someplace like that is not the best thing for a relationship.”
On what propels him: “I always thought of myself as the underdog, because I didn’t have nice enough clothes or maybe my hair didn’t look good. And so you have to understand – getting your foot in the door is like winning the lottery. It’s literally like winning the lottery if you get to have a career. And I’ve always felt, Okay, now I’ve gotten this shot, and I’m lucky to have gotten this shot, and if I don’t do this to the best of my ability – if I don’t work my as* off and make a life of it – I’ve squandered this incredibly golden opportunity. And that’s always been what has propelled me.”
On his early success: “I really didn’t understand what fame was and I didn’t understand what being in a giant hit was and I didn’t understand what a giant hit Titanic was compared to other giant hits. There was no rule book. There was nobody to navigate me through the experience of being watched all the time and nobody to tell me how to be normal when everybody is acting and looking at me differently.”
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