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Leonardo DiCaprio Had 'Problem' With Meryl Streep's Don't Look Up Nude Scene

Simon Catling

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Leonardo DiCaprio Had 'Problem' With Meryl Streep's Don't Look Up Nude Scene

Leonardo DiCaprio apparently had a problem with a nude scene featuring Meryl Streep in his latest film Don't Look Up.


Starring an impressive ensemble cast including Leo, Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Timothée Chalamet, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett and a whole load of other A-listers, Don't Look Up is out in cinemas now and sees DiCaprio playing an astronomer who struggles to warn Earth's leaders about an impending comet that will destroy the planet.

In an interview with The Guardian, the film's director Adam McKay said that the 47-year-old wasn't happy with one scene that appeared to show Streep walking naked - although the latter was apparently completely fine with it.

McKay said: "She is fearless. And yes, that is a body double.

"But you know who had a problem with it? Leo [DiCaprio].

"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.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

"He didn't like seeing her with the lower back tattoo, walking for a second naked.

"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."

We're not sure how 72-year-old Streep felt about Leo's intervention, but he definitely managed to get on the wrong side of his other co-star Jennifer Lawrence, who described one day of filming with the A-lister as 'hell'.

Leonardo Di Caprio in Don't Look Up. Credit: Netflix
Leonardo Di Caprio in Don't Look Up. Credit: Netflix

In an interview with Stephen Colbert, Lawrence recalled a day when she, DiCaprio and Dune's Timothée Chalamet were filming in a car together.

"It was the most annoying day in my life," Lawrence told Colbert last week.

"They drove me crazy that day.

"I don't know what it was. Timothée was just excited to be out of the house [after the pandemic lockdown]. I think it was, like, his first scene.

"And Leo had picked the song that was playing in the car and was just, like, 'You know, this song was about, you know, blah, blah, blah.'"

Lawrence added: "I just remember being in absolute misery that day. It was hell."

The film so far has received generally positive reviews, with the San Francisco Chronicle perhaps being the most favourable.

They wrote: "Don't Look Up might be the funniest movie of 2021.

"It's the most depressing too, and that odd combination makes for a one-of-a-kind experience. Writer-director Adam McKay gives you over two hours of laughs while convincing you that the world is coming to an end."

Don't Look Up is currently playing in cinema and will drop on Netflix on 24 December.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Leonardo DiCaprio

Simon Catling
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