Interview with Leonardo DiCaprio

BATD ON Jun 25, 2009 AT 1:10 pm

Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road

To celebrate the launch of Revolutionary Road on DVD we have an exclusive interview with Leonardo DiCaprio, he tells us what it’s like being famous, why he’d like to wander the streets of Rome and he is definitely not a shy guy! Read on to find out more…

Revolutionary Road explores human insecurities. Do you have any insecurities?
Absolutely. I don’t think I’d be human if I didn’t. I think we all do. We all have that voice constantly in our head.

Can you be more specific?
About what my voices are? (laughs) I just think we all have that. We’re all filled with self doubt constantly. That’s a part of life.

Revolutionary Road allows the audience to watch a marriage that on the outside looks perfect, but inside is disintegrating. Do you think the movie paints a bad picture of marriage?
No. I mean, I think this is a reflection of two people that were inevitably not going to be together. It’s a portrait of a dissolving relationship. What it does capture is that insecure, doubtful voice that’s in all of us while we’re projecting one attitude which can sometimes seem superficial and what (author of the Revolutionary Road novel) Richard Yates was able to do was tap into that unconscious dialogue that we all have in our head while we are analysing our surroundings. As far as it being a relationship, I think it’s a relationship that is inevitably doomed. Whether Paris happened or not I feel like these were two trains on different courses and it’s a fascinating train wreck to watch because these characters were so deeply rich and had so much subtext…

Leonardo DiCaprio Revolutionary Road

Leonardo DiCaprio Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road reunites you with Kate Winslet for the first time since Titanic. What was that like and why did it take more than 10 years?
Kate and I have been friends for a long time. We both knew that if we were going to attempt to do something together again we didn’t want to be prejudiced because of Titanic. Kate is simply the best actress of her generation so it was just about finding the right project.

What’s it like being a movie star?
It’s a weird industry to be in. It’s a strange industry because you go off on these locations and you have these experiences for four, five, six months and it kind of puts everything else on your life on hold. Life kind of doesn’t happen while you’re working. It’s really weird. So you don’t really hone the relationships with friends or family back home while you’re working. It’s strange. You have to catch up on everything when you come back so it’s this constant weird dynamic. But it’s been interesting and I’ve enjoyed it, that’s for sure.

Click here to read part 2 of our interview with Leo…

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