I wanted to put on extra weight: DiCaprio

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2011, 08:42 AM IST

London: Leonardo DiCaprio wished he had put on extra weight for his role in ‘J. Edgar’ as he felt ‘claustrophobic’ after wearing the heavy suit for his role.

The 37-year-old spent four hours in prosthetic and make-up each day to have his slim body and appearance transformed to play FBI founder J. Edgar Hoover.

"It was very claustrophobic and I wanted to put on extra weight so I didn`t have to wear a big suit. I tried my best but there weren`t enough cupcakes around to do it," femalefirst.co.uk quoted DiCaprio as saying.

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