I’ll never forget the day I met Leonardo DiCaprio, but before I get into that allow me to tell you about my crush on this man first.
I have had a crush on him since Growing Pains, Kirk Cameron was my man, but once Leo came into the picture, it was Good Bye Kirk! I have the entire DiCaprio filmography, and I also have a Leo shirt somewhere in my closet, which still fits. He’s one of my favorite Method Actors, and no one in this world can cry or make me cry (besides Natalie Portman) the way Leo makes me cry, and boy can that man cry!
He is my generations James Dean, and that is a beautiful complement, and one of many reasons for why I have a thing for the two of them. One of my favorite Dean movies is Giant, my grandfather introduced me to it when I was 7, and I have been in love with him every since. Whenever I saw his films they remind me so much of Leo. I have in fact come to terms with the thought that I will never be a wife to either of them, for one I’m not a model; therefore the idea of marrying the DiCaprio is a no go and well, Dean is dead. The dream of being in Rio while crocheting as one of them went out and saved the world was nice, but we are just not meant to be.
Getting back to the night I met the man. I was coming out of my acting class taught by Sheri Faith on Washington with my brother, and as I was exciting the building and turned, my face smack right into the middle of his chest. My first reaction was “WTF, man!” but then I realized that I had iceberg my head into Jack’s body, yes the same Jack that died at the end of the film, and yes, Mr. Titanic himself. Or Romeo. sigh.
He wasn’t alone, he was walking around South Beach with good ol’pal Tobey Maguire and David Blaine. The trio have been the best of friends since before friends, and I was right in the middle of it.
He looked down at me with his hair all in his face with that adorable lazy smile, and was charmingly apologetic, as I looked up (because I’m so fucking short) and I too smiled, he then kissed my hand, and vanished into the night, but right before he did I heard him scream, “Ah Fuck, I stepped on shit!”
That was the best night of my life.