Sony removes Leonardo Dicaprio's double-chin, Brad Pitt's wrinkles from 'Once Upon a Time...' promo photo
The issue of going overboard with photoshop has been rampant in Hollywood and several celebrities have called out studios for altering their images
Sony unintentionally revealed a little secret — it is not just female stars who are heavily photoshopped. On Wednesday, the production company accidentally uploaded an altered version of the first-look photo of Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. The photo was first released on June 27 to promote the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' and showed the stars posing in groovy '60s attire.
A quick glance at both the photos reveals how the images were altered. The image that was accidentally uploaded looks heavily airbrushed. Pitt's wrinkles were removed and DiCaprio's double-chin was also significantly reduced.
Sony Pictures and 'Once Upon A Time in Hollywood' production told Page Six, “The actors did not request any retouching of photography from 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'. We take full responsibility for the error.”
As for DiCaprio, a source close to him revealed that, “He wasn’t aware of any touch-ups, nor did he request it.”
DiCaprio is expected to play Rick Dalton in the film, and he had shared the same promotional photo back on June 27, for the first time ever. Sony - after realizing the error - has since updated the photo file so the press can no longer see any of the changes made in Photoshop, but Page Six still has the photos side by side. Check them out here.
The issue of going overboard with photoshop has been rampant in Hollywood, with several celebrities having actively called it out. Back in August, Chrissy Teigen did the same at the 2017 BeautyCon Festival in Los Angeles, California. "Nobody knows what a real face looks like anymore," the model-turned cookbook author had said.
Even Riverdale star Lili Reinhart had bashed Cosmopolitan for editing her and co-star Camila Mendez' bodies too much. "Camila and I worked incredibly hard to feel confident in the bodies we have," Reinhart had written in her Instagram story. "It's an everyday battle, sometimes. And to see our bodies become so distorted in an editing process is a perfect example of the obstacles we have yet to overcome."
Also, back in 2013, Lady Gaga had dissed Glamour Magazine for heavily airbrushing her cover photo. On stage at Glamour's "Women of the Year" Awards, she brought the issue up in her acceptance speech. "I felt my skin looked too perfect. I felt my hair looked too soft [...] I do not look like this when I wake up in the morning." Then she had addressed the media, saying: "It is fair to write about the change in your magazines. But what I want to see is the change on your covers [...] When the covers change, that's when culture changes."
'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' follows a Western actor and his stunt double back in 1969 — the same year the Manson murders took a toll on Los Angeles. 'I, Tonya' actress Margot Robbie is going to play the role of the late actress Sharon Tate who was among the nine people brutally murdered by Charles Manson's devious cult members.