December 26, 2012
DiCaprio hated 'Django' character
By Bruce Kirkland, QMI Agency
Hollywood heavyweight Leonardo DiCaprio usually headlines his films, with his name routinely featured above the title. Not so for Quentin Tarantino's slave epic, Django Unchained. DiCaprio is a secondary actor who does not show up until the second half.
"And it sucks!" DiCaprio jokes about his billing as he sits with Tarantino and his co-stars, including Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson and Jonah Hill. "Very uncomfortable for all of us!"
At 38 and feeling secure, DiCaprio could actually care less. Through bleary eyes -- he joins the press conference after filming all night with Martin Scorsese on The Wolf of Wall Street -- DiCaprio gets serious about his supporting role.
"Obviously, Mr. Tarantino here was a major factor," DiCaprio says. "But there was (also) a sort of buzz about this script."