Leonardo DiCaprio shared an interesting yet frighting experience with audience members on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Tuesday, January 7. He mentioned that he was nearly inside the belly of a “gigantic great white” in 2006 while part of a dive expedition. He was invited by an organization dedicated to protecting the enormous ocean predators and the environment.
“I had a huge fear of sharks, and when I did ‘Blood Diamond’ in 2006 I actually got stuck in a cage with a great white, which was awesome,”
“It was a gigantic great white … They actually said in 30 years this has never happened, but the tuna kind of got stuck on the top of the cage and the great white leapt out and tried to bite it and went into the cage with me.”
“Half of its body was in and out, and I flattened down at the bottom, and it was this far away, and it chomped a few times but I survived it,”
DiCaprio made it clear that he will not be cage diving soon and appreciates the work the organization is doing. He said:
“I don’t want to do that anymore, but I don’t want to discount their work because they’re doing great stuff. But it was absolutely terrifying,”
Check out the interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”