From the LA Times: “A guest at a charity auction at Cannes has paid 1.2 million euros ($1.5 million) for a trip into space with Leonardo DiCaprio. AmFAR, a nonprofit devoted to AIDS research, held the auction Thursday night at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc as part of its 20th annual Cinema Against AIDS event at the French film festival. The winning bidder paid to travel into orbit on a Virgin Galactic spaceship in a seat next to DiCaprio’s sometime in 2014.”
The Winning Bidder: Leo, it’s nice to meet you!
Leonardo DiCaprio: Nice to meet you, too.
The Winning Bidder: I’ve been looking forward to this for such a long time.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Me too, man.
The Winning Bidder: I mean even before I won the auction. To go to space, you know? It’s something that always seemed so cool to me.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Yeah, yeah. Definitely.
The Winning Bidder: I’ve always looked up at the sky and wondered about it. I don’t know if that makes me a nerd or anything, hahah.
Leonardo DiCaprio: To want to go to space? No, I don’t think that makes you a nerd.
The Winning Bidder: Whew. Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t think I’m a nerd! Hahaaa. Yeah!
Leonardo DiCaprio: Haha.
The Winning Bidder: Wait’ll I tell my kids. Actually, can I get you on video saying that? Haha, just kidding.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Haha.
The Winning Bidder: So what are you working on these days?
Leonardo DiCaprio: Oh, just some stuff. Mostly trying to relax. I’ve been working a lot lately.
The Winning Bidder: Yeah, I hear that.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Yeah. I guess that’s how we got here, though.
The Winning Bidder: Right. Hard work.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Yep.
The Winning Bidder: If everyone worked as hard as we did, they could be here too.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Well–
The Winning Bidder: I’m sick of being demonized for my success. I deserve it. I deserve everything I have.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Wait, what?
The Winning Bidder: And now just because I’ve worked hard, I have to hand out portions of my paycheck to lazy–
Leonardo DiCaprio: WHOA, buddy. Please, let’s not get into it. I’m trying to have a relaxing trip to space here.
The Winning Bidder: You’re right, sorry about that. No politics! Haha.
The Winning Bidder: So, how’s the pussy posse?
Leonardo DiCaprio: What?
The Winning Bidder: You know.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Excuse me?
The Winning Bidder: You and your friends? You guys hook up with models all the time or whatever?
Leonardo DiCaprio: I don’t really want to talk about that, man.
The Winning Bidder: Okay.
The Winning Bidder: What do you want to talk about?
Leonardo DiCaprio: I don’t know. Want to just look out the window?
The Winning Bidder: Sure.
The Winning Bidder: So, do you come here often? Haha.
Leonardo DiCaprio: What do you mean?
The Winning Bidder: To space.
Leonardo DiCaprio: No, this is my first time.
The Winning Bidder: Oh, it was just a joke. Like, “So, do you come here often?” You know? Hahah.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Hah.