Leonardo DiCaprio eyes stage career

By Drum Digital
21 February 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio wants to star in a stage play and is already looking at scripts for both classic and new theatre productions.

Leonardo DiCaprio wants to star in a stage play. The 39-year-old actor - who was catapulted to the spotlight in 1997's 'Titanic' - has his sights set on performing in theatres after enjoying a film career spanning two decades, and is already looking at scripts for both classic and new productions. He told Daily Mail newspaper: "I have thought abouttheatre on and off over they yearsbut other things keep getting in the way. Maybe now's the time."

Leonardo has been nominated for a number of awards for his work over the past year - including an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of corrupt stockbroker Jordan Belfort in 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' - but he wants to wait until after awards season before he explores theatre work further.

He explained: "I'm going to get all of this - the awards and travelling - over with and maybe, just maybe, there will be a play. I've actually been looking at a bunch plays and stuff. I would love to do it."

Bernard Hiller - an acting teacher who has given top Hollywood stars acting master classes in Los Angeles - approves of the idea, and thinks Leo would be great for theatre.

-Bang Showbiz

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