Leonardo DiCaprio Dishes on Drugs (No), Girls (Yes)

Actor is on the cover of Rolling Stone
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2010 5:23 PM CDT
Leonardo DiCaprio waves for photographers during a press conference of "Inception" in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday, July 21, 2010.   (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

(Newser) – Leonardo DiCaprio is the new cover boy for Rolling Stone, and the magazine has snippets of its interview:

  • Dating: "I had better success meeting girls before Titanic. My interactions with them didn't have all the stigma behind it, not to mention there wasn’t a perception of her talking to me for only one reason."
  • Growing up: "I was essentially a dwarf with the biggest mouth in the world. I would talk back to anyone and be up for any fight."

  • Nerves: "(My stomach churns over) really stupid stuff. Things that shouldn't make you anxious whatsoever. It's crazy how your mind will become this database to make you worry about things that are so arbitrary."
  • Wilder days: "I got to be wild and nuts, and I didn't suffer as much as people do now, where they have to play it so safe that they ruin their credibility."
  • Drugs: "My two main competitors in the beginning, the blond-haired kids I went to audition with, one hung himself and the other died of a heroin overdose... . I was never into drugs at all. There aren’t stories of me in a pool of my own vomit in a hotel room on the Hollywood Strip." (Radar says he's speaking of Jonathan Brandis and River Phoenix.)

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