Now this has got to get him an Oscar! Leonardo DiCaprio talks with Variety about the intense efforts to maintain authenticity during the making of the upcoming film “The Revenant”;.
Describing eating bison meat DiCaprio, 41, says: “The bad part is the membrane around it. It’s like a balloon. When you bite into it, it bursts in your mouth.”;
The Titanic actor says the guidance of director Alejandro G. Inarritu, suffering such brutal conditions while shooting the film is what makes the gritty thriller a better movie.
“There’s been a lot said about the movie and the difficulties making it, and how meticulous Alejandro is with his vision. But to me, that’s the s*** that should be praised,”; DiCaprio adds. “I don’t want to work with somebody who isn’t thinking of every possible aspect of what’s up on the screen. I think there’s a hunger for audiences to see something completely extreme and difficult.”;
Such conditions were a seven-month shoot in Alberta with minus 40-degree temperatures, long hours in hair and makeup to make wounds looks as real as possible and a challenging stunt scene involving a bloody bear attack.