Who did you idolize as a teenager? Did you go crazy for the Beatles? Ga-ga over Duran Duran? In love with Justin Bieber? Did you think Elvis was the livin’ end?
Like many 90s girls, my first celebrity crush was on this guy right here, after watching Titanic a thousand times. I decked out my whole room in posters, and learnt the movie word for word (a skill I probably still possess today, although I haven’t watched it in a long time to know). I also avidly watched all his previous movies, and waited eagerly for his new ones to come out. Even though clearly I was way too young, I’d pretend like one day we’d get married (as you do at 14-years-old). I’d hoard photos of him on my computer, and my home page was his official website. This went on for years, until it fizzled out and he was replaced by the Aussie singer Ben Lee. Now, I have a deepfound respect for Leo, but don’t rush out to see his movies like I did back then. He’s still my favourite actor, and probably always will be.
Who was your idol back in the day?