Leonardo DiCaprio is understood for being devoted to his appearing roles, and his current efficiency in Killers of the Flower Moon isn’t any exception. The movie features a disturbing spanking scene through which Robert De Niro’s character, William Hale, makes use of a big paddle to hit Leo’s character, Ernest Burkhart. Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto revealed to Insider that Leonardo, 48, wore butt pads to movie the second. 

“I do keep in mind doing them fairly just a few instances and considering, ‘Oh, that should damage,’” Rodrigo informed the outlet in an interview printed on October 24. “There was some padding on his butt. However you would inform De Niro was actually hitting him. … Leo is sport for a lot. He’ll do something.” 

Rodrigo then admitted that he didn’t suppose the paddling scene – which takes place midway by means of the story — “was within the first script.” 

“That was one thing that was added, and it’s stunning within the movie,” he added. 

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of David Grann’s 2017 e-book, Killers of the Flower Moon, depicts the story of the indigenous individuals in Osage County, Oklahoma, who had been murdered after oil was found beneath their land. The love story between Leo’s character, Ernest, and his spouse, Mollie, (portrayed by Lily Gladstone) additionally unravels all through the film as Ernest and his uncle, William, try to kill her household so as to regain their “headrights” (royalties). 

Whereas the movie, which was launched in theaters on October 20, consists of the romance between Ernest and Mollie, the unique script centered on the crime plot. Not solely that, however Leo was initially solid in a unique position as FBI agent Tom White. Actor Jesse Plemons was given the position after Leo was recast. 

Throughout a September interview with British Vogue, the Titanic actor defined why the preliminary plot “didn’t really feel prefer it acquired to the guts of [the real-life period].” 

“We weren’t immersed within the Osage story,” Leonardo identified. “There was this tiny, small scene between Mollie and Ernest that provoked such emotion in us on the studying, and we simply began to penetrate into what that relationship was, as a result of it was so twisted and weird and in contrast to something I’ve ever skilled earlier than.”

The Oscar winner described the film as “a totally forgotten a part of American historical past and an open wound that also festers.” For her half, Lily informed the publication that she didn’t “wish to label this [as] a western” however as a substitute “a tragedy.” 

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