Leonardo DiCaprio Reveals He's Going to Mars, Promotes Climate Change at the White House
By Elisa Osegueda
Leonardo DiCaprio is ready for a trip of a lifetime!
The Oscar winner joined President Barack Obama and scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe on Monday to talk about the importance of preserving our planet at this year's South by South Lawn (SXSL) held at the White House.
During the discussion, Hayhoe joked about the possibility of moving to Mars and those wanting to visit the red planet. "As long as we haven’t signed up for the trip to Mars—I don’t want to know if anyone has—I think you’re crazy," she said.
"I did," DiCaprio responded, offhand.
"I think he’ll acknowledge he's crazy," Obama added.
This isn't the first time DiCaprio has expressed interest in space travel. In 2014, he auctioned off an outer space trip for one very lucky, very rich person. The chance to see the stars with the Wolf of Wall Street star sold approximately for $1.5 million.
Earlier this year, Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, revealed that he intends to launch his first unmanned Mars mission in two years. But, he also warned that any person who signs up for a trip to Mars in the future has a slight chance of survival.
For now, DiCaprio can continue to enjoy his long bike rides around New York City.