Camila Morrone of Mickey and the Bear is a rising star in Hollywood. She is the lady who has captivated Hollywood’s most perennial bachelor, Leonardo DiCaprio’s heart for years. The two began secretly dating in late 2017. The two had always kept their relationship a closely guarded secret, except perhaps when they sat together at the 2020 Oscars.
Labeled as the “Next Jennifer Lawrence”
Born in 1997, Morrone is an actress and model who is more than 20 years younger than her Hollywood star boyfriend, who is 47. Morrone made her acting debut in James Franco’s Bukowski and has since appeared in several indie films, including Never Goin’ Back (2018), Mickey and the Bear (2019), and Valley Girl (2020). She received glowing reviews for Mickey, with some comparing her to Jennifer Lawrence, who also made her breakthrough in an indie film.
The Buenos Aires-born actress belongs to a performing family that includes her father Maximo, a former supermodel, and mother Lucia Solá, an actress. Despite having parents in the entertainment industry and even attending the high school that inspired Beverly Hills 90210, Morrone told the Los Angeles Times that she never wanted to be an actress: “I saw them struggle their whole lives to be financially independent actors, and seeing them go through that, I was kind of turned off to it,” Morrone recalled. “There was so much angst around acting, and it was such a topic of conversation — never knowing where your next paycheck is going to come from. I thought: ‘I’m going to go to college. I’m going to have a normal 9-to-5 job.’ And of course, I ended up exactly like them.”
She also has walked the runway for Moschino’s 2017 resort collection, starred in a Coach campaign with Kate Moss, was featured in Vogue Turkey and Vogue Latin America, and starred in Topshop advertisements. She has, however, opted to concentrate on acting instead. “Being on-camera and having a scene to do was the best feeling ever. ‘I never want this to stop!’ I recall crying on the way home. For the rest of my life!'” she told Vulture.
She used to blog and owns her own fashion line
In 2019, she broadened her horizons by collaborating on a capsule collection with the luxury brand Naked Cashmere. As stated in WWD, the new line “focuses on essential traveling pieces – including long duster cardigans, jogger sets, and bralettes,” with price levels ranging from US$85 to US$595. According to Insider, the fashionista previously had a lifestyle blog called cami-morrone.com, where she shared her fashion advice, training routine, and favorite post-workout snacks.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar victory was foretold by her
Did you know that Morrone predicted Leonardo DiCaprio’s epic Oscar victory for The Revenant in her blogs? Morrone wrote a brief film review in 2015, claiming that she is a big fan of Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, but also that she was underwhelmed by the movie. She then predicted his Oscar victory, saying, “Leo and Tom Hardy’s acting was beyond amazing. This may be the year Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an Oscar!”
The couple first met during the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 and were seen spending New Year’s Eve in Aspen together, as per Cosmopolitan. From Ellen DeGeneres’ birthday celebration in West Hollywood to their big European vacation in 2018, the pair attended various events together in 2018.
Even though they walked the red carpet individually, the two sat close to one other at the 2020 Oscars, which unofficially verified their relationship. In an interview with the LA Times, Morrone also remarked on their age gap: “There are so many relationships in Hollywood – and in the history of the world – where people have large age gaps. I just think anyone should be able to date who they want to date.”
Her desire is to carve her own path
The young actress told the LA Times that she does not anticipate the project to be an “overnight success,” but it will help her stand out when auditioning for film roles – and also no, she does not want to be recognized just as DiCaprio’s girlfriend. “I feel like there should always be an identity besides who you’re dating. I understand the association, but I’m confident that it will continue to slip away and be less of a conversation.”
The Amazon series “Daisy Jones & The Six,” is next on her list. She’ll feature alongside Riley Keough in the musical adaptation of the same-titled novel from 2019. According to Deadline, Camila, Billy Dunne’s girlfriend and “the band’s center of gravity,” will Morrone. In the series, “she follows the love of her life in his pursuit of rock stardom only to discover her own potential along the way.”