Carey Mulligan (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Carey Mulligan, Leo's co-star in the upcoming Baz Luhrmann adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," reveals in U.K.'s Harper's Bazaar that before the film, she was not one of the many, many fans who've crushed on the 37-year-old DiCaprio.
"Well, he wasn't my pin-up, but he was for a lot of my girlfriends," 27-year-old Mulligan confesses to the magazine.
So who was the starlet's celeb crush? Michael Schumacher, a German race car driver who's now retired. "I used to watch Formula 1 with my dad when I was little," explains the wife of Mumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford.
Still, Mulligan managed to be quite convincing when it came time for her character Daisy Buchanan to share a passionate kiss with DiCaprio's Jay Gatsby. In fact, their smooch at the audition helped Mulligan beat out actresses such as Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams, and Blake Lively (who DiCaprio dated in real-life) for the part.
Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio (Daniel Smith/Warner Bros.)
"It said in the script that Daisy kisses Gatsby, so I asked if I should and Baz [Luhrmann, the director] said, 'Yes,' so I kissed him."
Another of DiCaprio's female co-stars, Kate Winslet, has also dismissed his heartthrob status. The Oscar-winning actress played his sweetheart in the epic romance "Titanic" and in the drama "Revolutionary Road," but in real life they've never been more than close friends.
"He's probably the world's most beautiful looking man, yet he doesn't think he's that gorgeous," Winslet once told Vanity Fair about DiCaprio. "And to me, he's just smelly, farty Leo."
Luckily for Leo, his many model girlfriends disagree.
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