Intimate scenes can be a complex and often awkward aspect of the entertainment industry. Such scenes can also create a difficult and uncomfortable environment for actors. However, some actors like Meryl Streep appear to have no qualms about faking intimacy on screen. But her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio might not be comfortable with that.
Streep has even spoken about the benefits of performing sex scenes. The veteran actress previously suggested performing intimate on-screen scenes can be a positive experience. As a result, even after years in the industry, Streep remains willing to take on such roles.
Leonardo DiCaprio Wasn’t Comfortable With Meryl Streep’s Nude Scene
Leonardo DiCaprio, who shared the screen with Meryl Streep in Don’t Look Up, was initially uncomfortable with her brief nudity in the film, owing to her esteemed stature in the industry. According to director Adam Mckay, during an interview with The Guardian, DiCaprio expressed his reluctance towards seeing the veteran actress in such a manner. At the same time, Streep herself had no issues with the scene.
“But you know who had a problem with it? Leo,” McKay told The Guardian. “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. 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. “
Don’t Look Up is a satirical black comedy film that follows two low-level astronomers, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, who discover a comet that is heading towards Earth and will likely cause an extinction-level event. The film also features an ensemble cast that includes Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Ron Perlman, and others. The film explores themes related to climate change, political polarization, media manipulation, and the role of science in society.
Leonardo DiCaprio Himself Has A Long History Of Intimate Scenes
As a renowned actor in Hollywood, Leonardo DiCaprio has a history of performing bold scenes in many of his films. From his romantic escapades in Titanic and The Great Gatsby to his steamy encounters in The Wolf of Wall Street and Body of Lies, DiCaprio has demonstrated a willingness to portray characters engaged in physical intimacy.
His ability to convincingly portray complex roles has earned him critical acclaim and a loyal fan base. DiCaprio remains a prominent figure in Hollywood, admired for his acting prowess and dedication to environmental causes.
Don’t Look Up, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and Meryl Streep, is available for streaming on Netflix.