The actor sliced open his hand while filming a dramatic scene as ruthless plantation owner Calvin Candie in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Western.
Producer Stacey Sher tells Variety.com, “Leo had slammed his hand on the table countless times and he moved his hand further and he crushed a crystal cordial glass. Blood was dripping down his hand. He never broke character. He kept going. He was in such a zone. It was very intense. He required stitches.”
Sher is convinced audiences will love DiCaprio’s performance, adding, “Quentin has this great tradition of villains in his films and Calvin Candie is one of the most vibrant he’s ever created. Leonardo didn’t shy away from playing all of the different facets of a truly horrible human being. Their collaboration raised the stakes and made for an exciting atmosphere on set.”