David Dobrik explains why meeting Leo DiCaprio at his house was surreal

Alice Hearing
Leonardo DiCaprio and David Dobrik
Instagram: Leonardo DiCaprio/ Instagram: David Dobrik

David Dobrik has revealed what it was like to meet world-famous actor Leonardo Dicaprio in the latest episode of his podcast VIEWS with fellow YouTuber Jason Nash.

Dobrik has met his fair share of mainstream celebrities including Justin Bieber, Nicole Sherzinger, and most recently Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat. But earlier this week Dobrik revealed that he met the one and only Leonardo Dicaprio.

It turns out they’re taking part in a campaign together to encourage people to vote in the US election. David posted to his Instagram: “Hey guys I wanna fly one of you to hang with me and meet Leo in LA!! We want you and your friends to get out there and vote!”

Despite being a world-famous name himself, like the rest of us, Dobrik said he freaked out when he first spoke to Dicaprio. He recalled his friend introducing him to the actor: “He’s like hey I’d like you to meet one of my friends and I was like okay cool. I was like he probably wants me to say hi to his little sister or his niece or something and then he gives the phone his friend and he goes hey David it’s Leonardo Dicaprio I go what the f***”

David Dobrik and Leonardo Dicaprio
Instagram: David Dobrik
David and Leonardo teamed up to encourage Americans to vote

“I put myself on mute and I run into the office and as he’s talking I go Leo Dicaprio’s on the f***ing phone with me…and then we’re just listening to Leo talk for like two seconds and then bring it back because I didn’t want to be weird and sitting around this campfire of Leo’s voice.”

But when it came to meeting the actor in person, David recalled how weird it is to see a movie actor in the real world. “The second you get to hang out with the celebrity and that like that wall breaks or like that tension breaks.

“Like he opened the door for us and his dog got out so he had to go chase his dog, and that’s where you go oh my god this is f***ing real it’s the guy from the Titanic, this is the Wolf of Wall Street but he’s here at his house he’s just chilling.

“He had family over and like a bunch of little kids the dogs were out like it was a whole a lot yeah it was just so crazy…we’re just right here just hanging out with him it’s so bizarre.”

There are certainly fans out there who would feel the same sense of awe if they met David, but still comforting to know that even the internet’s biggest celebrities get starstruck.