'Don't Look Up': Why Leonardo DiCaprio was uncomfortable with Meryl's Streep's nude scene
DiCaprio worships actress Meryl Streep and seeing her character in a nude scene doesn't sit well with him
'Titanic' heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio mentioned being uncomfortable seeing his mentor, Oscar winner, and nominee, Meryl Streep's character in a nude sequence in their upcoming film, 'Don't Look Up', starring alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Jonah Hill.
DiCaprio straight up expressed his disappointment to director Adam McKay, who made the remark in passing to 'The Guardian'. In the film, Streep is seen playing the role of President Janie Orlean, and her character is shown nude, revealing her bare posterior. McKay added that DiCaprio didn’t like seeing Streep showing off her lower back tattoo either.
McKay mentioned that "Leo just views Meryl as film royalty … although maybe royalty is not a compliment … but as such a special figure in the history of film". DiCaprio said, "Look, you get to work with the greatest living actor in the world, everyone's on their toes, everyone's prepared, and we're just trying to keep up with her".
McKay added, "He said something to me like: "Do you really need to show that?" And I was like: "It’s President Orlean; it’s not Meryl Streep". "But she didn’t even blink. She didn’t even bring it up. She is fearless".
Earlier this month, DiCaprio told Access that all of the cast members, including himself, were "on their toes when Meryl walked in, as we should be" in awe of her spectacular work in the film industry. Throughout her career, Streep has won three Oscars on 21 nominations. She was also seen acting nude scenes in 'The River Wild' (1994) and 'The Bridges of Madison County' (1995).
DiCaprio fondly recalls her work on the movie, 'Marvin's Room' (1996), where they acted together as mother and son. The film stars Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Hume Cronyn, Gwen Verdon, Hal Scardino, and Dan Hedaya, among others. Streep also adds background vocals in the movie!
The rest of the star-studded cast of 'Don't Look Up' includes Timothee Chalamet, Tyler Perry, Cate Blanchett, Ron Perlman, Jonah Hill, and Jennifer Lawrence.
Catch 'Don't Look Up' in theaters near you! The movie will be streaming on Netflix as of December 24, 2021.