Leonardo DiCaprio does not take his role as an eco warrior lightly. During a segment of Entertainment Weekly’s Around the Table (see below), the actor revealed that he was forced to save his two Husky dogs – Jack and Jill – from drowning in a frozen lake while on the set of his new Netflix original, Don’t Look Up.
“Basically, they both fell in a frozen lake,” DiCaprio said, speaking with co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Tyler Perry and director Adam McKay. “I didn’t understand what you do in a frozen lake.”
Lawrence added, “One of the dogs fell in, and he jumped into the frozen lake to save the dog. As soon as he pushed the one dog out of the pond, the other one jumped in.”
The Titanic actor continued, “Well, the other one started licking the one that was drowning, and then we all were in the frozen lake together.” He explained that the dogs were understandably in shock as they weren’t used to the freezing temperatures. Jack Dawson, is that you?
His Hunger Games co-star naturally quipped, “I’m sure you guys are all wondering, I was too, he immediately got naked in the car.”
You may recall that it is not the first time DiCaprio has risked his life for a rescue. In 2019, he rescued a man who drunkenly fell overboard off a yacht in St. Barts. Again, Jack Dawson, is that you?
Don’t Look Up follows DiCaprio and Lawrence, two astronomers who embark on a press tour to warn the world of an approaching asteroid. Other stars to feature include Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett and Ariana Grande. It will release onto Netflix from December 24, 2021.