by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV, People
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It’s interview time for Leonardo DiCaprio as he makes the media rounds promoting his new film Inception — and as usual, the actor’s environmental activism tends to come up in questioning.

As such, we’ve got some updates on the green side of life for the 35-year-old — including some potential thoughts on a sequel to his 2007 environmental documentary The 11th Hour.

“My film was really an attempt to highlight a lot of these people that have devoted their lives to these issues and really are experts,” he told James Mottram of the HeraldScotland. “I wanted to give them a format to speak about these issues uninterrupted without having to battle somebody from the oil companies or whoever.”

With regards to a follow-up film, DiCaprio doesn’t dismiss the idea — but it also sounds like he’d be more comfortable narrating, rather than tackling such a project.

“I’m looking into it,” he says. “But that movie was very hard to do. We spent hundreds of hours in the editing room, trying to condense a lot of different thoughts into an hour-and-a-half format. I don’t know if I’ll do that again personally. Whether I’ll narrate something, I don’t know.”

Personally, it sounds like narration might fit the bill a bit better. Audiences seem to really be taping into nature films like EARTH and OCEANS that carry an environmental message — but also dazzle with incredible sights and sounds. One of the critiques of 11th was that it had too many talking heads. If such a sequel did materialize, it would definitely need a bit more appeal to get audiences in theaters.

Maybe 3D talking heads? (grin)

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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