Leonardo DiCaprio: I'm obsessive

Leonardo DiCaprio isn't sure he could handle being a director because they get asked "200 different questions".

Leonardo DiCaprio’s personality could be too “obsessive” for directing.

The actor is known for portraying iconic lead characters in films such as Titanic and Baz Luhrmann’s latest hit, The Great Gatsby.

Having enjoyed a great deal of time in front of the camera, the star is not sure he will be helming a movie anytime soon.

“I’ve been talking about [directing] a lot. But I’m still not sure I’m going to do it. When you’re a director you have so many different elements you need to be in control of," he explained to GQ Australia.

“I get very obsessive when I do movies and it encompasses my life… And I don’t know how I’d react to 200 different people asking me questions. I might spiral off into some other dimension of obsessiveness. For now, playing the character and being responsible for myself is what I’m doing.”

The 38-year-old plays Jay Gatsby in his latest movie venture, with Carey Mulligan portraying his love interest Daisy Buchanan.

Despite his love of acting, he does realise the merits of directing.

“You never know… I might give it a try. Because it does seem fun," he conceded.

Leonardo hasn’t shied away from time behind the scenes in the past, taking on several producing roles.

The star has produced a grand total of 14 films, including The Ides of March and upcoming crime drama The Wolf of Wall Street, which he also stars in.
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Tuesday, 28. May 2013