4. Leonardo DiCaprio found an extreme sadness in the character of Jay Gatsby…
Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and Gatsby’s relationship could be seen in different shades. On the one hand, it can be said that there was a wealth of love between the two that existed past time. On the other side of the coin, the two were on opposite sides of the emotional fence. Leo discussed how different their relationship is after studying the novel way back in high school. “I was struck by the sadness in him for the first time,” the actor told PopSugar. “I looked at him completely differently. I looked at him as somebody that was very hollow and searching for some sort of meaning.”
Without giving too much away for those who haven’t read the novel, examining Daisy and Gatsby’s relationship may leave the cinephile with more questions than answers. It is good to note that Leo used his development of the character to actualize the lost of love felt over a long period of time.
Carey Mulligan shares her reaction of earning the role, talks research and more in the video clip below: