We make the assumption that most of Hollywood has a drug problem or at least experimented more than the average person. Money. Fame. Availability. Excess. Indulgence. You can't watch an E! True Hollywood Story or Behind the Music without some sort of drug situation coming along and creating a life-changing situation. Take someone like Leonardo DiCaprio and I think we all assume the guy's tried plenty of drugs. He starred in The Basketball Diaries after all! And The Wolf of Wall Street is probably a danger for any recovering addict to watch.
Leo, however, made a shocking revelation about his drug use.
He's never done them. Leo told the Los Angeles Times:
Never done it. That's because I saw this stuff literally every day when I was 3 or 4 years old. So Hollywood was a walk in the park for me . . . I'd go to parties and it was there and, yeah, there's that temptation. Hollywood is a very volatile place where artists come in and they essentially say they want to belong. It's incredibly vulnerable to be an actor and also get criticism at a young age when you're formulating who you are. We've seen a lot of people fall victim to that, and it's very unfortunate.
Leo also talked about how he grew up very poor but knew he wanted to act when he was young. He'd ask his mom to take him to auditions -- and clearly that move paid off.
Good for Leo. Humble beginnings. Seems like he was a really strong-willed kid.
Are you surprised that Leo never did drugs?
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