Leonardo DiCaprio had to SAVE his two huskies from a LAKE FROZEN on the set of Don’t Look Up
Leonardo DiCaprio had to SAVE his two huskies from a LAKE FROZEN after one of them nearly drowned while filming Don’t Look Up
Leonardo DiCaprio unexpectedly found himself in icy waters – literally – on the set of Don’t Look Up.
While filming Adam McKay’s disaster comedy in Massachusetts, the 47-year-old Oscar-winning actor had to save his two huskies from a frozen lake after one of them nearly drowned.
As he sat down with the cast on Entertainment Weekly’s Around the Table, the Titanic star detailed the situation with the help of his co-stars, but ultimately maintained that he and the dogs were doing well.
Frozen Waters: While filming Adam McKay’s disaster comedy in Massachusetts, the 47-year-old Oscar-winning actor had to save his two huskies from a frozen lake after one nearly drowned
DiCaprio’s story was inspired by McKay during the panel discussion, as the cast shared ridiculous moments from the set. “You have to tell the story of the frozen lake,” he shared.
“Funny thing is, Leo has these two Rescue Huskies that are just absolute tornadoes,” McKay said, with co-star Jennifer Lawrence chime in that the dogs were “psychotic.”
“Full like the joker, they thrive in absolute chaos,” intervened Jonah Hill, who had stayed with Leo and his huskies, Jack and Jill, during the filming.
“You have to tell the story of the frozen lake,” McKay and Lawrence asked me.
Puppies: DiCaprio rescued two huskies Jack and Jill with his longtime girlfriend Camila Morrone in 2020 (pictured above as puppies) which he brought in to pose
Chaos on set: “Basically they both fell on a frozen lake,” DiCaprio recounted of the mid-point disaster, adding that “the other started licking the drowning one, then we were all in the frozen lake together ‘; pictured in Don’t Look
“Basically they both fell on a frozen lake,” Leo began as Meryl Streep, taken aback, said “oh my god”. “I didn’t understand what you are doing in a frozen lake,” he continued.
“One of the dogs fell in and he jumped into the frozen lake to save the dog,” Lawrence summed up. “And then as soon as he pushed one dog out of the pond, the other jumped in.”
“… Well the other one started licking the drowning one and then we were all together in the frozen lake,” said DiCaprio. He went on to say that “living in California,” his Los Angeles-based huskies absolutely did not understand the concept of a frozen lake.
Lawrence continued to paint a scorching picture of what happened next: “I’m sure you’re all wondering, me too, he immediately bared himself in the car.”
Dog parents: The nearly five-year-old couple also share another huskie, Sally, whom Morrone, 24, considers his dog; pictured with her mother and two dogs April 2021
DiCaprio rescued two huskies Jack and Jill along with his almost five-year-old girlfriend Camila Morrone, 24, in 2020, and they also have an additional huskie named Sally.
The two are extremely private with their relationship, however, and she was not by his side when the film premiered in early December.
A source tells E! Relationship News: “Leo has moved into this domestic life with Cami unlike all the time he spent with his boys… He really enjoys his life with her and they are a lot more a couple than before.”
Don’t Look Up is slated for a limited theatrical release on December 10 and hits Netflix on December 24.
The film centers on two low-level astronomers, Dr Randall Mindy (DiCaprio) and Kate (Lawrence) who are set to take a giant media tour to warn humanity of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.
Look no further: the film centers on two low-level astronomers, Dr Randall Mindy (DiCaprio) and Kate (Lawrence) who are set to take a giant media tour to warn humanity of an approaching comet that will destroy the sea. Earth ; pictured with co-stars Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill and director Adam McKay on December 5