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‘Can’t believe I did that to him. I’m so sorry’: Baywatch Star Zac Efron Publicly Apologized To Leonardo DiCaprio After His ‘Just Do Heroin’ Joke Destroyed DiCaprio’s Reputation

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Baywatch star Zac Efron has publicly apologized to Leonardo DiCaprio for saying during an interview that the Titanic star once advised him not to take heroin. In an interview with the UK newspaper The Times, the High School Musical star joked about his mentor’s advice, which he now regrets.

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Zac Efron

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Why Zac Efron apologized to Leonardo DiCaprio?

It is no secret that Zac Efron has been a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio. He was once concerned that a joke he made about the Titanic actor and drugs would irritate the Oscar winner.

Contactmusic quoted him as telling the U.S. news show Access Hollywood: “I can’t believe I just did that to him; it was a joke, it was completely sarcastic, but it came across so differently in print, and I was devastated.”

“I tried calling Leo and saying, ‘Dude, I’m so sorry, that’s not at all what I meant to say,’ and it was the worst feeling in the world,” he continued. However, Efron did not retract the compliments he gave DiCaprio during the same interview.

Zac Efron in The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022).
Zac Efron in The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022).

“He is the most accurate barometer for me. “It’s incredible to see actors who have been able to maintain this for so long and remain positive, focused on their work, and striving to make their best film,” he said.

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Has Leonardo DiCaprio ever taken drugs?

Leonardo DiCaprio, the Oscar-nominated actor, has revealed that he grew up in poverty and would never experiment with drugs.

The Wolf of Wall Street actor, who grew up in a run-down Hollywood neighborhood, revealed that there was a “major prostitution ring on my street corner, crime and violence everywhere.”

“It really was like ‘Taxi Driver’ in a lot of ways,” he said.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the 39-year-old described himself as “very poor” while defending his choice to play the amoral Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese’s critically acclaimed The Wolf of Wall Street.

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Leonardo DiCaprio

The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. However, some critics have criticized the film’s amoral depiction of a life fueled by s*x, drugs, and money. DiCaprio has publicly defended his role, but some believe his wealth and success have weakened his case.

DiCaprio told the Los Angeles Times that acting served as a route out of a life where it was not unusual for him to witness “people smoking crack and shooting heroin”. And when success came, DiCaprio’s early experiences meant that avoiding the wilder excesses of Hollywood proved a “walk in the park” and that he had “never done drugs”.

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Source: Cheatsheet