The award given by the American Film Academy is considered to be the most important award an actor can receive. The 2017 Oscar-winning performers were joined by Emma Stone, who was then recognized for her performance in the musical “La La Land”.
As the star of the films “Birdman” and “The Servants” recalls, the moment of presenting the precious trophy was an exciting experience for her not only because it was the crowning moment of her work – this moment turned out to be unique also due to the person from whom she received the award. I’m talking about Leonardo DiCaprio. Hosting on “The Jess Cagle Show”, the actress revealed that when she was a teenager, the star of “Titanic” was the object of her love.
“I watched Titanic in the cinema seven and a half times. There was an autographed picture of him in my room, which I got as a gift for my birthday when I was about 12. He was the love of my life. When I walked on stage to receive an Oscar from Leo’s hands. , I thought it was probably the most surreal moment of my life. I couldn’t believe it was happening, “Stone revealed.
And she added that although four years have passed since the memorable Oscar night, she still feels a similar excitement when recalling the ceremony. “The fact that he gave me the award was for me the craziest experience. Whenever I see him, I feel that I am still that 12-year-old girl in love” – confessed the actress.
The Oscar winner noted that DiCaprio was for her a role model and an inspiration for acting. “For as long as I can remember, I have admired him a lot. I think he is a fantastic actor. I have watched all of his films,” Stone said, admiringly.
But although he appreciates all the roles of his former object of sighs, he is particularly fond of his performance in the aforementioned “Titanic”, which guaranteed the 22-year-old star of the time international popularity and brought him his first Golden Globe nomination. “He will always be Jack Dawson in my head. He will just always be Jack Dawson,” added Stone.