I guess if you really want to win an Oscar, you do some crazy sh*t to immerse yourself into your role.
While filming for his new movie, The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio stated that he was pushed to his limits. The 40-year-old actor revealed that he slept in animal carcasses and ate raw bison liver.
The Revenant is an action movie that tells the story of Hugh Glass, a legendary frontiersman in the 1800s, who is injured after a brutal bear attack. Left for dead, Glass must use his survival skills to return home to his family and to track down John Fitzgerald, the man who betrayed and abandoned him.
The insanity did not stop at sleeping in animal carcasses or consuming raw bison liver, however. DiCaprio said that he was constantly under the threat of catching hypothermia. He stated:
“I can name 30 or 40 sequences that were some of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do – whether it’s going in and out of frozen rivers, or sleeping in animal carcasses, or what I ate on set. I was enduring freezing cold and possible hypothermia constantly. I certainly don’t eat raw bison liver on a regular basis. When you see the movie, you’ll see my reaction to it…it was an instinctive reaction.”
Quite frankly, DiCaprio, I’d be a little concerned if you were unfazed by the consumption of raw bison liver. But the cold? If Titantic was any indication, I’m sure you’re more than used to a little cold water by now.
The Revenant will be released in the United States on December 25, 2015 and was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.