DiCaprio 'is De Niro to younger generation'
Hollywood actor and producer Leonardo DiCaprio has received praise from one of his fellow A-listers.
Speaking to Access Hollywood, Amanda Seyfried revealed what it was like working with DiCaprio, who produced her latest film Red Riding Hood.
"When [Leo] came to visit there was a weird tension on set. Everybody was whispering, 'He's here! He's here!' You know, he's like a godfather. He's like [Robert] De Niro to the younger generation of actors," she commented.
"He was a big part of the casting process, which is good because his input is always wanted. He's been working for a long time and he makes great choices."
Seyfried, who plays the lead in the film, added that the Inception actor also helped to calm the nerves of her co-stars Shiloh Fernandez and Max Iron during script readings.
Red Riding Hood is directed by Twilight's Catherine Hardwicke and also features Gary Oldman, Billy Burke and Virginia Madsen.
Posted on Mon Mar 07 11:32:32 GMT 2011 Mon Mar 07 11:32:32 GMT 2011 Mon Mar 07 11:32:32 GMT 2011