NEW YORK: Leonardo DiCaprio is suffering from an injury he sustained while shooting The Wolf of Wall Street. The actor spent a week shooting a scene in which his character tumbles down stone steps while high on Quaaludes and is now suffering severe back pain. “He says he’s in nonstop pain and has gained weight because he can’t exercise,” reveals a source. “It hurts to lie down for too long, and it’s agony to twist his body into any crazy positions. “He considers it the role of a lifetime. Of course, it would ease the pain if he won an Oscar”.–SS

Published in The Nation newspaper on 02-Feb-2014