The audience of last week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” got quite a surprise, and quite a laugh, from a surprise celebrity appearance by Leonardo DiCaprio.
The episode’s host, actor Jonah Hill of last year’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” was giving the customary opening monologue of the show and began to field questions from the audience. When the questions were all about Hill’s “Wolf” costar Leonardo DiCaprio, Hill feigned agitation and went on a self-aggrandizing rant about his star power. This was interrupted when DiCaprio himself showed up.
After Leo set Hill straight about his proper place in the acting business, the two made up in a unique way. They reconciled by acting out a scene from DiCaprio’s famous film “Titanic.” The planned practical joke was a hit with the audience and made for a great opening for the show.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are very good friends and Hill won his acting job in “The Wolf of Wall Street” after having his acting auditions for Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese. Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated for a Best Acting Oscar for the film and Jonah Hill is nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Both performances have been highly praised by critics and viewers, and both are favored to win.