Once upon a time (I think it was the 90's) people loved movie starts and rock stars and we loved hearing about them from time to time in the newspaper and seeing them at award shows.
But things have changed and now they're everywhere and we're right there with them. We're watching them brush their teeth, argue with their families, give birth, go shopping, and do a million other mindless activities. It's called reality-TV. It's called US Weekly. It's called TMZ.
As much as I love it, I hate it. It leaves no mystery to celebrities and when you see them in a movie all you can think about is "I wonder if she brings her tiny dog to the set everyday in that little Louis Vuitton carry all?" Or.."I wonder if he filmed this before or after re-hab". It really kills a movie.
There are a few exceptions to this rule and one of them is my favourite...Leonardo Dicaprio. Man this guy is good at staying out of the tabloids. Sure we all know that he only dates models and that he loves his Prius...but that's about it. I haven't seen his house on MTV, he clearly doesn't shop at 'The Grove' or eat at 'Nobu' because he's never on TMZ and he only does interviews when promoting his work. Love it.
The best part is, when he's acting in a film, you belive he's the character. You're not wondering about his personal life, you're solely focused on the film.
Love it. Love you Leo. Love you Claire.