Leonardo DiCaprio has appear that he spent weeks aggravating to actuate Daniel Day-Lewis to booty the role of a abandoned blackmailer in ‘Gangs of New York’ (GON).
The 39-year-old amateur said that he had to argue Day-Lewis to appear out of retirement for the blur because administrator Martin Scorsese was abiding that he would altogether fit for the role. Daily Express reported.
“I went to his brownstone (house) and array of agape on the aperture and he opened the door… He goes, ‘Shall we walk?’ And I go, ‘OK’. We started walking through Central Park and he didn’t say annihilation to me for the aboriginal brace of minutes, so I said, ‘Alright, I’m not gonna say annihilation to him either’.
“So we affectionate of absolved in blackout for about 10 account through Central Park… We sat bottomward and we started talking about acting. I anon asked him, I said, ‘Look, there’s a role of a bandit in turn-of-the-century New York, who’s a butcher, who carries boner knives with a top hat and a beard in a Martin Scorsese movie. Who in their appropriate apperception wouldn’t do this?,'” DiCaprio said.
Day-Lewis was not assertive and it took a banquet date with DiCaprio and his acquaintance Tobey Maguire to eventually win him round.
“We went out to dinner… and it was absolutely Tobey who said to him, ‘Y’know, aback somebody has a aptitude like yours, it’s about their albatross to do it, to get aback in the saddle’. I anticipate he hardly disagreed with him at first, but eventually, acknowledge God, he said yes.”