Zac Efron’s Accidental Encounter with Leonardo DiCaprio Led to This Incredibly Memorable Moment
Fans of Hot Ones rejoiced this week when the Youtube series aired its latest episode starring Zac Efron.
The premise of the show is built around ten chicken wings, each spicier than the one before it with some in-depth questions and candid responses between each bite of a scorching hot wing.
The episode ends with the last dab, a tradition where the guests dab the last wing with a Hot Ones sauce that has over 3 million Scoville heat units- a sauce that is over a hundred times hotter than a jalapeno!
A Chance Courtside Encounter
In the latest episode of the Youtube show, Zac opens up about numerous topics with show host Sean Evans who at one point shows him a photo of Zac sitting with Leonardo Dicaprio courtside at a basketball game, and asks him about the story behind the photo. Zac recounts the night of November 2008 when he finds himself sitting beside Leo at a basketball game in Los Angeles.
Zac revealed the up until the point of the photo being taken, him and Leo had not said a single word to each other and out of respect, Zac was prepared to wait for Dicaprio to start the conversation, since he had his hat low, a sign that he didn’t want to be disturbed.
An Invite for Breakfast
Sure enough, when the ball was passed to the other side of the court, Leo suddenly turned around and asked Zac if he was open to having breakfast the next day at his house.
According to Zac, the Titanic star then proceeded to write his phone number down on a piece of paper and handed it to him when the teams on the court were scoring, so nobody would notice the exchange.
The next day, Dicaprio cooked breakfast for the two and even though he burnt the waffles he was supposed to serve, he pivoted and made pancakes instead.
Zac revealed that he asked for Leo’s advice on numerous topics and had a million different questions to ask him since he had years of experience dealing with fame and the media.
When it came to media and the paparazzi, Leo admitted that it is a lot more intense now than it was back when the Titanic star became an overnight success, and the paparazzi culture was almost non-existent.
Dicaprio gave the High School Musical star some much-needed advice on topics like dealing with paparazzi, fame, anxiety and stress, telling him not to worry about it.
Looking back, Zac is extremely grateful for the wisdom and help offered by Dicaprio during a tough time in his career and his support eventually got Zac through some of the lowest points in life.
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