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Leonardo DiCaprio on fatherhood: 'If it happens, it happens'

Published 12/01/2016

Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio thinks about climate change every single day.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio avoids talking about starting a family as he feels sure anything he says would be misinterpreted.

The 41-year-old is one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors again after recently ending his romance model girlfriend Kelly Rohrbach, who he had been dating since June (15).

The Sports Illustrated beauty joins a lengthy list of beautiful DiCaprio exes, including Gisele Bundchen and Bar Refaeli, and the split has prompted fans to speculate if the star will ever truly settle down - a topic The Revenant actor isn't keen to discuss.

"Do you mean do I want to bring children into a world like this?" he asked a Rolling Stone reporter who recently broached the subject. "If it happens, it happens. I'd prefer not to get into specifics about it, just because then it becomes something that is misquoted... To articulate how I feel about it is just gonna be misunderstood."

Instead, Leonardo would rather focus on his movie roles and his concerns about climate change and the environment.

The star is currently filming a documentary on the subject, in which he comes face to face with politicians to discuss matters, and during his interview with Rolling Stone he explained how important preserving the environment is.

"There's no way we're not hypocrites about this, and there isn't a couple of hours a day that I'm not thinking about it," he admitted. "The big question is, is it all too late?"

His passion for the environment was one of the reasons he agreed to star as real-life wilderness man Hugh Glass in The Revenant, a role which landed him a Best Actor Golden Globe on Sunday (10Jan16), and he previously revealed he experienced the effects of global warming firsthand while on the snowbound, wintery shoot in Canada and Argentina.

"You see the fragility of nature and how easily things can be completely transformed with just a few degrees difference," he said. "It’s terrifying, and it’s what people are talking about all over the world. And it’s simply just going to get worse.”

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