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How Working With Leonardo DiCaprio Ruined Amy Adams’ Crush on Him

Amy Adams was lost and confused after starring in ‘Catch Me If You Can’ With Leonardo DiCaprio

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Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Hollywood, California, and grew up in a dangerous neighborhood. Leonardo DiCaprio had trouble finding friends; as Leonardo DiCaprio once told Parade about his childhood, “I never belonged.” After getting a few commercials as a kid, Leonardo DiCaprio landed a role on the sitcom Growing Pains at 17; Robert De Niro cast him in This Boy’s Life and he’s been an A-list movie star ever since. 


Amy Adams And Leonardo DiCaprio


Some fans may be fortunate enough to meet their celebrity crushes, but only a select few will get a chance to work with them. Amy Adams is a part of that select few. Being an actor herself, the Enchanted star was able to finally meet and interact with her childhood crush. But after working with him, Adams admitted to losing her crush on the Oscar-winner.


Amy Adams was lost and confused after starring in ‘Catch Me If You Can’


Amy Adams

Adams found it a bit difficult to adjust to the limelight after featuring in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can. In addition to working with big-name actors, her part in the film granted her much recognition. But Adams admitted that recognition came with a price.

“I choked,” Adams told Elle (via Daily Mail.) “I felt this pressure to suddenly be this level of actress that I wasn’t confident enough to be.”

The pressure had gotten to the point where Adams considered walking away from the business altogether.

“And the couple of years after that it was, ‘I can’t do this. I’m not strong enough to continue with this level of rejection,’” Acams added. “It was, ‘What am I going to do with my life?’ I was staring down 30. I was lost, confused.’”


Why working with Leonardo DiCaprio took away Amy Adams’ crush on him


Amy Adams

Like a lot of young girls at the time, Amy Adams had a thing for Leonardo DiCaprio. In an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Adams described when and why she fell for The Departed actor.

“I had a huge crush on Leonardo DiCaprio,” she shared with Colbert. “Not in Titanic, though, but in Growing Pains. He was like super young and really pretty.”

Although Adams worked with DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can, she didn’t divulge her feelings towards the actor.

“No, because nothing really kills a crush faster than working with somebody,” Adams confided after Colbert inquired about her working with DiCaprio. “Not in a bad way, not in a bad way.”

Adams later elaborated that actually meeting and interacting with the star was what negated her crush on him.

“You get to know him and it’s not like the fantasy of the person anymore,” Adams shared. “Now, it’s Leo.”


Steven Spielberg told Amy Adams to eat Leonardo DiCaprio’s face during a makeout scene


Amy Adams has locked lips with several celebrities in her career. But when making out with DiCaprio, Catch Me If You Can director Steven Spielberg didn’t want her holding back. So much so that Spielberg gave Adams some very specific instructions for kissing DiCaprio.

“They were setting up the shot and I was just inches from his face, I actually did think once, ‘OK, now I’m going to kiss Leonardo DiCaprio.’ But it was more than that I really had to go at him and climb on top of him,” Adams told Parade. “Steven Spielberg’s direction to me was, ‘Eat his face like a hamburger.’ Steven said, ‘You’re starving and you’re looking at him like a hamburger or maybe an ice cream cone.’”


Amy Adams' Biography


Amy Adams

Raised as one of seven children, Adams was never lonely growing up in Castle Rock, Colo.

Adams’ first film debut was in the 1999 comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous. After listening to costar Kirstie Alley’s advice to move to Los Angeles, Adams’s career began to take off.

In 2007, the up-and-coming actress starred in the hit Disney film Enchanted alongside Patrick Dempsey. Adams has been featured in films including Charlie Wilson’s War and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, which was released in 2008.

On top of that, Adams has starred in blockbuster films like American Hustle, Her, and Big Eyes.

Adams is engaged to her boyfriend of fourteen years, actor Darren Le Gallo. The couple welcomed a daughter, Aviana Olea, in May 2010.


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