Leonardo DiCaprio has a new interview as part of his cover issue for Details Magazine, and he talks about his upcoming roles in ‘The Great Gatsby’ & ‘Django Unchained’, how he plays a ‘despicable’ character in ‘Unchained’, as well as how he maintains his career choices and popularity.
When talking about being in demand in the film industry, he says, “This has been an exceptional situation. Filming three movies back to back to back, I don’t think I’ve ever done that. In a weird way. I realize these movies are about three different periods in American history, but all have a central character trying to hold on to the privileged life they’ve been given, by any means necessary.”
He also talks about his Django Unchained character and shooting with Quentin Tarantino, saying, “One of, if not the most, despicable, indulgent, radical characters I’ve ever read in my life. Writer-directors tend to be very precious about their material and their words, but Quentin’s [Tarantino] whole process is getting input from the actors and adding levels to their characters. A lot of the talks we had specifically about phrenology really took him to a completely different level.”
Finally, he talks about his career choices and producing, saying, “Of course it’s all risky….I mean, that’s the excitement of doing it, you know? I don’t know why I choose certain films. I just gravitate toward them and I don’t question that. My whole thing has been to develop material outside the studio system for myself, and this expanded to funding material I won’t necessarily star in. I don’t need to wear the producer hat while making movies, but I love to have that collaboration.”