You know we love comedian and actress #TiffanyHaddish’s Hollywood stories. This time she brings us one about the time she hit on Leonardo DiCaprio using a reference from his debut film “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.”
Haddish sat down with The Hollywood Reporter and in the midst of chatting, she mentioned a conversation she had with DiCaprio. “Yeah, I met him at a party two, three months ago, and I asked him if he’d let me hit that. He’s like, ‘Tiffany, you’re so funny.’”
While we’re all laughing, Haddish claims her advances were to be taken seriously. “I’m like, ‘I’m serious,’ And then he goes, ‘I mean, I’d do it, but …’ I was like, ‘Come on, wasn’t you in a squad?’”
The 38-year-old said she had just one condition for the “Revenant” actor. “I told him, ‘My only stipulation: I wanna do it with you as your character in ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,’” she continued. “He starts bustin’ up laughin.’” If you haven’t seen #WhatsEatingGilbertGrape, the 1993 film stars DiCaprio playing the role of a boy who is mentally challenged. #JohnnyDepp co-stars alongside DiCaprio.
Haddish explained the purpose behind her bargain. “I say, ‘Cause I feel like that performance deserves a real reward and that reward is this (gestures at her own body),’” she explained. “He starts goin’ into how he got into the role, how he worked with these kids and all this stuff, and I’m just listenin’ and listenin’, like, ‘Mmm-hmm, mmm-hmm.’ I finally go, ‘All that’s good, I just need to know, When’s this gonna happen?’”