After all the rave of “The Wold on Wall street” where Leonardo Dicaprio plays a stockbroker who is a party animal and drug addict I was shocked to find out that in real life he has never done any form of drugs. He revealed in Huffington Post interview
“Never done it. That’s because I saw this stuff literally every day when I was 3 or 4 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. 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.”
It is very refreshing to hear this from a successful actor such as Leonardo because actors and people in th entertainment world often more than not fall into the life of drugs. Also, this juxtapose of his real life to his character shows how great of an actor he truly is!