Leonardo DiCaprio has passions. One is to work really really hard as an actor no matter how uncomfortable the circumstances. Another is to raise environmental awareness. The actor has been an outspoken environmentalist for years now. That's a long time to be singing a song no one wants to hear.
It appears he may have finally broken down and said “The hell with it”. While on stage with President Obama and climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe last night during South by South Lawn, a sidebar conversation broke out regarding how crazy someone would have to be to sign up for Elon Musk’s likely deadly plan for a trip to Mars.
DiCaprio immediately jumped in with: “I did”.
So there you have it. Leonardo DiCaprio either lied to the president or has already signed up for Musk’s risky Martian trip. And only an asshole would lie to Obama. I suppose he already won his Oscar. What else is there but Mars?
Would you take this voyage? And if so, would it be to see another planet or just to make time with Leo? You can email your answers to TigerBeat Magazine circa 1997.