In The Wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort snorted cocaine from just about everywhere. Off of desks, off of his wife’s chest, and even from the bum of a sex worker.
But the actor who brought the drugs, sex and money-obsessed broker to life insists he has never touched drugs in his life.
Blazing a trail in Hollywood alongside the likes of Tobey Maguire and fellow members of the so-called ‘P***y Posse’ (just typing that made me throw up in my mouth a little), DiCaprio made a name for himself in the late 90s as quite the partygoer.
But aside from drinking and dancing in clubs with his squad — and dating a slew of famous women — drugs were never a part of Leo’s lifestyle, he has insisted.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, DiCaprio said that despite ‘temptation’, he has never given in to illegal substances.
He said: “That’s because I saw this stuff literally every day when I was three or four years old. So Hollywood was a walk in the park for me…. I’d go to parties and it was there and, yeah, there’s that temptation. Hollywood is a very volatile place where artists come in and they essentially say they want to belong.”
He added: “It’s incredibly vulnerable to be an actor and also get criticism at a young age when you’re formulating who you are. We’ve seen a lot of people fall victim to that, and it’s very unfortunate.”
Even now, at the age of 48, the iconic actor appears to be more likely to be linked to a famous model than to a highly addictive substance. Good for him.
Elsewhere, Stephen Graham has revealed why DiCaprio came up with the nickname ‘Animal’ for him.
Renowned British actor Graham recently opened up about how he gained the unusual nickname from the Romeo and Juliet actor and explained the significance of the endearment.
“I’ve had a couple,” the actor admitted on The Graham Norton Show.
Clearly on a first name basis, Graham explained how when he worked with ‘Leo’ on Gangs of New York in 2002, The Wolf of Wall Street star gave him the nickname ‘Animal’.
Graham revealed he gained the nickname as a result of the pair going out ‘drinking in Italy’.
He said: “Me being from Liverpool and half-Irish, I’d usually be able to drink quite well. So he called me ‘Animal’.”