In an interview with Paper Magazine, SNL’s Pete Davidson (he who almost became Mr. Ariana Grande) was asked about what it feels like be a sex symbol and realize you are someone’s “sexual awakening.”
In response, Davidson reveals a surprising tidbit from his past.
“Well, I used to jerk off to Leonardo DiCaprio,” said the funny man before clarifying, “Uhh, like his acting.”
“I used to have a HUGE crush on Leonardo DiCaprio,” he continued. “I had this huge poster of him from The Beach in my room, and there used to be, like, ‘Leo love books’… Do you remember? Like, right when Titanic came out [when I was] in like third or fourth grade, he was just like, ‘teen milk.’ There were love books and I had all of them. He was the coolest.”
Davidson has since met the Academy Award & Golden Globe winner, but kept the encounters brief.
“I’ve met him twice and I’ve just shaken hands and run away fast.”
Now, we all know it’s possible to crush on an artist for his talent, so let’s leave it at that.
Davidson is also asked about having lots of gay friends and being an LGBTQ ally, and he gushes in his response.
“Well, nothing’s cooler to me than seeing my friends crush it,” says the 26-year-old comic. “I also have the most talented friends ever. And I think my friends are a good reflection of me… anybody that I fuck with is sweet and morally sound, you know?”
I find it super weird that it’s weird that a straight dude has gay friends,” he adds. “Like, some straight dudes do have gay friends, but like they make like a big show of it as opposed to them genuinely being a friend.”
Davidson has also noticed how some pop stars seem to “use gay men as props,” and he has an opinion about that.
“If you really listen to any of the songs that they’re doing, or any of the things that they’re doing, it’s to promote them[selves]. It’s rarely for the LGBT community. It’s to make them look good. Like, how cool they are that they’re hanging out with gay people.”
You can read more of Davidson’s candid interview over at PaperMag.com.